pewter

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From Old French peautre, from Vulgar Latin *peltrum (pewter), which is of uncertain origin. Possibly related to spelter.

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pewter (countable and uncountable, plural pewters)

  1. An alloy of approximately 93–98% tin, 1–2% copper, and the balance of antimony.
  2. (historical) An alloy of tin and lead.
  3. items made of pewter.
  4. A dark, dull grey colour, like that of the metal.
    pewter colour:    

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pewter

  1. Of a dark, dull grey colour, like that of the metal.

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