speiss

noun
\ ˈs(h)pīs \
plural -es

Definition of speiss

: a mixture of impure metallic arsenides produced as a regulus in smelting certain ores — compare matte

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History and Etymology for speiss

German speise, literally, food, from Old High German spīsa, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin spesa, from Late Latin expensa expense

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“Speiss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speiss. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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