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Meaning of electrum

e•lec•trum

Pronunciation: (i-lek'trum), [key]
— n.
  1. an amber-colored alloy of gold and silver used in ancient times.
  2. an alloy composed of about 50 percent copper, 30 percent nickel, and 20 percent zinc.
  3. German silver; nickel silver.
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