[ mis-pik-uh l ]
/ ˈmɪsˌpɪk əl /

noun Mineralogy.

Origin of mispickel

First recorded in 1675–85, mispickel is from the German word Mispickel
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Examples 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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