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latten

[lat-n] /ˈlæt n/
noun
1.
a brasslike alloy commonly made in thin sheets and formerly much used for church utensils.
2.
tin plate.
3.
any metal in thin sheets.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English lato(u)n < Middle French laton copper-zinc alloy ≪ Arabic lātūn < Turkic; compare Turkish altιn gold
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latten

/ˈlætən/
noun
1.
metal or alloy, esp brass, made in thin sheets
Word Origin
C14: from Old French laton, of unknown origin
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