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tumbaga

Saltos de línea: tum|baga
Pronunciación: /tʊmˈbɑːɡə
 
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Definición de tumbaga en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
An alloy of gold and copper commonly used in pre-Columbian South and Central America.
Example sentences
  • There is evidence suggesting the transfer of tumbaga took place, and at a later date possibly brass technology.
  • Many of the coppery-colored tumbaga castings were then gilded and burnished to restore their golden appearance.
  • Many Spanish conquerors were fooled by depletion gilded tumbaga, believing it to be gold.

Origen

1930s: from Spanish, from Malay tembaga 'copper, brass'.

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