tambac

tambac

[tam-bak]
noun
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tambac (ˈtæmbæk)
 
n
a variant spelling of tombac

tombac or tambac (ˈtɒmbæk, ˈtæmbæk)
 
n
any of various brittle alloys containing copper and zinc and sometimes tin and arsenic: used for making cheap jewellery, etc
 
[C17: from French, from Dutch tombak, from Malay tambâga copper, apparently from Sanskrit tāmraka, from tāmra dark coppery red]
 
tambac or tambac
 
n
 
[C17: from French, from Dutch tombak, from Malay tambâga copper, apparently from Sanskrit tāmraka, from tāmra dark coppery red]

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