[ mis-pik-uh l ]
/ ˈmɪsˌpɪk əl /
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Origin of mispickel
First recorded in 1675–85, mispickel is from the German word Mispickel
Words nearby mispickel
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Example sentences from the Web for mispickel
The pyritic ores of iron, including marcasite, pyrrhotite and mispickel, are often taken for gold by the inexperienced.The A B C of Mining|Charles A. Bramble
The gold is also often visible to the naked eye in all the associated minerals, and particularly in the mispickel and blende.
British Dictionary definitions for mispickel
/ (ˈmɪsˌpɪkəl) /
another name for arsenopyrite
Word Origin for mispickel
C17: from German
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