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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tom·bac /ˈtɑmˌbæk/
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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tom·bac n.  Metal. An alloy of copper and zinc, resembling brass, and containing about 84 per cent of copper; -- called also German brass or Dutch brass.  It is very malleable and ductile, and when beaten into thin leaves is sometimes called Dutch metal.  The addition of arsenic makes white tombac. [Written also tombak, and tambac.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 tombac
      n : an alloy of copper and zinc (and sometimes arsenic) used to
          imitate gold in cheap jewelry and for gilding [syn: tombak,
           tambac]