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Topic: HOUSEHOLD

Date: 1700-1800
Language: Latin
Origin: 'plate'

patina

noun
     
pat‧i‧na [singular]
1HCEDH a greenish layer that forms naturally on the surface of copper or bronze
2DH a smooth, shiny surface that gradually develops on wood, leather etc
3

a patina of wealth/success etc

the appearance of being wealthy, successful etc
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