tom·bac also tam·bac , or tam·bak (tŏmbăk)
An alloy of copper with zinc and sometimes other metals, used in making inexpensive jewelry.
[French, ultimately from Malay tembaga, copper, ultimately from Prakrit *tambaka, from tamba, from Sanskrit tāmram, from tāmra-, coppery red, darkish red; akin to Old Irish teimel, darkness, and Lithuanian temti, to become dark.]
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