platina

platina

[plat-n-uh, pluh-tee-nuh]
noun
a native alloy of platinum with palladium, iridium, osmium, etc.

Origin:
1740–50; < Spanish: literally, silverlike element, equivalent to plat(a) silver (< Provençal: literally, silver plate; see plate1) + -ina -ine1. See platinum

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platina (ˈplætɪnə, pləˈtiːnə)
 
n
an alloy of platinum and several other metals, including palladium, osmium, and iridium
 
[C18: from Spanish: silvery element, from plata silver, from Provençal: silver plate]

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