English version

precious metal

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Elements
precious metalˌprecious ˈmetal noun [countable, uncountable]  HCMa rare and valuable metal such as gold or silver
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precious metalWatches whose cases are made wholly or mainly of precious metal.Not all plating was of precious metal.Some analysts argue that it should, since demand for the precious metal exceeds supplies.The economic recession around the world was not generally helpful to precious metal prices.
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