white gold

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white gold (countable and uncountable, plural white golds)

  1. (obsolete, uncountable) platinum
  2. (countable) A precious metal alloy consisting of gold and a platinum group metal such as platinum or palladium or other white metal such as nickel.
  3. cotton, seen as a valuable commodity
  4. (slang, uncountable) Cocaine.
    • 1989, Gabriel G. Nahas, ‎Helene Peters, Cocaine: The Great White Plague, page 122:
      Fleets of planes flew in their daily cargo of white gold, first extracted from coca leaves in Peru or Bolivia and then refined in Colombia.

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