Definition of Electrum

1. Noun. An alloy of gold and silver.

Generic synonyms: Alloy, Metal



Definition of Electrum

1. n. Amber.

Definition of Electrum

1. Noun. (obsolete) Amber. ¹

2. Noun. An alloy of gold and silver, used by the ancients; now specifically a natural alloy with between 20 and 50 per cent silver. ¹

3. Noun. German silver plate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Electrum

1. an alloy of gold and silver [n -S]

Medical Definition of Electrum

1. 1. Amber. 2. An alloy of gold and silver, of an amber colour, used by the ancients. 3. German-silver plate. See German silver, under German. Origin: L, fr. Gr. See Electric, and cf. Electre, Electron. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Electrum

electrotyping
electrotypy
electrovacuum
electrovalence
electrovalency
electrovalent
electrovalent bond
electroviscous
electrovital
electroweak
electroweak interaction
electrowetting
electrowinning
electrowinnings
electrowon
electrum (current term)
electrums
elects
electuaries
electuary
eledoisin
eledoisins
eleemosynaries
eleemosynarily
eleemosynary
eleemosynous
eleet
elegance
elegances
elegancies

Literary usage of Electrum

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1. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities by William Smith (1891)
"The great bulk of the early electrum coins are -Unck on the Phoenician silver standard. In 'wr division the duodecimal system prevails; ••<•* third, fourth, ..."

2. Catalogue of the Greek Coins of Ionia by Barclay Vincent Head, Reginald Stuart Poole, British Museum Dept. of Coins and Medals (1892)
"EARLY electrum. XXV mere fact that they correspond in weight to five of the ... The series of electrum staters now under consideration probably began to be ..."

3. Catalogue of Greek Coins: Central Greece (Locris, Phocis, Boeotia and Euboea) by Barclay Vincent Head, Reginald Stuart Poole, British Museum Dept. of Coins and Medals (1884)
"The existence of an electrum coinage in Euboea in this early- period is more than probable, for in addition to an electrum stater (wt. 124 grs. ..."

4. The Hermetic and Alchemical Writings of Aureolus Philippus Theophrastus by Paracelsus (1894)
"Since the time when the name of electrum given by the ancients passed into oblivion, there has forthwith followed the ruin of those • In this case, also, ..."

5. The Numismatic Circularby Spink & Son by Spink & Son (1908)
"EF 315 » 57770 electrum hecta. Similar type. Damaged by chisel-cuts on oh'. ... Youthful male head, horned; hair short within 57777 electrum hecta. ..."

6. Catalogue of the Greek Coins of Troas, Aeolis, and Lesbos by British Museum Dept. of Coins and Medals, Warwick William Wroth (1894)
"BC 400, between Mytilene and Phocaea in Ionia, respecting a common coinage in electrum, of a fixed weight and fineness. Each city, in turn, was to coin for ..."

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