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cassĭtĕrum (-ron ), i, n., = κασσίτερος, orig.
I.a mixture or alloy of lead, silver, and other metals; afterwards tin (= plumbum album), Plin. 34, 16, 47, § 156; Avien. Or. Mar. 260; cf. Charis. p. 21 P.; Diom. p. 315 ib.—Hence, cassĭtĕrĭnus , a, um, adj., = κασσιτέρινος, made of tin: lamella, Pelagon. Vet. 7.
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