precious metal

precious metal
noun
any of the less common and valuable metals often used to make coins or jewelry
Hypernyms: ↑valuable
Hyponyms: ↑bullion, ↑gold, ↑silver

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noun
: any of the less common and highly valuable metals (as gold, silver, and the platinum metals) — compare noble metal

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a metal of the gold, silver, or platinum group.

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precious metal UK US noun [countable] [singular precious metal plural precious metals]
a valuable metal such as gold, silver, or platinum
Thesaurus: types of metalhypernym metalshyponym

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ˌprecious ˈmetal [precious metal] noun countable, uncountable
a very valuable metal such as gold or silver

a craftsman in

precious metals

coins made of precious metal


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