Definitions for "NICKEL SILVER"
Keywords:  zinc, alloy, alpaca, copper, alpacca
An alloy of copper, nickel, and zinc, also known as German Silver, first gaining popularity in the 1830s.
white alloy of nickel, copper and zinc commonly used as the base metal for electroplating. The result is called electroplated nickel silver (epns). Being a similar colour to silver, worn areas are less obvious than when copper is the base metal. Nickel silver was also marketed as German silver and argentan.
An alloy of primarily copper, plus nickel and zinc. Nickel silver has no silver in it at all.