mislabel

verb
mis·​la·​bel | \ ˌmis-ˈlā-bəl How to pronounce mislabel (audio) \
mislabeled or mislabelled; mislabeling or mislabelling

Definition of mislabel

transitive verb

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Mislabel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mislabel. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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