mispickel

[ mis-pik-uh l ]
/ ˈmɪsˌpɪk əl /
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noun Mineralogy.


Nearby words

  1. misorient,
  2. misorientate,
  3. misperceive,
  4. misperception,
  5. mispick,
  6. misplace,
  7. misplaced,
  8. misplaced modifier,
  9. misplay,
  10. misplead

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

mispickel

/ (ˈmɪsˌpɪkəl) /

noun

another name for arsenopyrite

Word Origin for mispickel

C17: from German

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