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  1. nickel silver, German silver(noun)

    a silver-white alloy containing copper and zinc and nickel


  1. nickel silver(Noun)

    A hard, corrosion-resistant alloy of copper, zinc and nickel used to make domestic silverware.


  1. Nickel silver

    Nickel silver, also known as German silver, Argentan, new silver, nickel brass, albata, alpacca, or electrum, is a copper alloy with nickel and often zinc. The usual formulation is 60% copper, 20% nickel and 20% zinc. Nickel silver is named for its silvery appearance, but it contains no elemental silver unless plated. The name "German silver" refers to its development by 19th-century German metalworkers in imitation of the Chinese alloy known as paktong All modern, commercially important nickel silvers contain significant amounts of zinc, and are sometimes considered a subset of brass.

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