noun mi·traille \mē‧ˈtrī\

Definition of mitraille



  1. 1 :  small missiles (as bits of iron grape) for loading cannon

  2. 2 :  smoked pearl

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Origin and Etymology of mitraille

French, from Middle French, old iron, pieces of metal, small coins, change, alteration of Old French mitaille, from mite small copper coin — more at mite (coin)

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a brief usually trivial fact

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