mislabel

verb mis·la·bel \ ˌmis-ˈlā-bəl \

Definition of mislabel

mislabeled or mislabelled; mislabeling or mislabelling
: to label (something) incorrectly or falsely
  • DNA tests on seafood in Texas and elsewhere have showed that seafood at markets and restaurants is mislabeled roughly one-third of the time.
  • —Bill Lambrecht

First Known Use of mislabel

1835

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