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Dutch metal:see brassbrass,
alloy having copper (55%–90%) and zinc (10%–45%) as its essential components. The properties of brass vary with the proportion of copper and zinc and with the addition of small amounts of other elements, such as aluminum, lead, tin, or nickel.
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Dutch metal[′dəch ‚med·əl]
An alloy of 80% copper and 20% zinc that is ductile, is easily drawn, and takes a high polish; used for low-priced jewelry.