Definition of latten in English:

latten

noun

historical
  • [mass noun] An alloy of copper and zinc resembling brass, hammered into thin sheets and used to make monumental brasses and church ornaments.

    • ‘Brasses were made of latten plate, an alloy of copper and about 18% zinc, and set into a slab to lie flush with the floor surface.’
    • ‘Sea water would be collected in clay-lined pits in which mud would settle out before the brine was transferred to lead or latten pans heated over fires for the final evaporation.’

Origin

Middle English: from Old French laton, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation:

latten

/ˈlat(ə)n/