pyrites

[ pahy-rahy-teez, puh-, pahy-rahyts ]
/ paɪˈraɪ tiz, pə-, ˈpaɪ raɪts /

noun, plural py·ri·tes.Mineralogy.

any of various other metallic sulfides, as of copper or tin.

QUIZZES

BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!

Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?

Origin of pyrites

1545–55; <Latin pyrītes (plural); see pyrite
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for pyrites

British Dictionary definitions for pyrites

pyrites
/ (paɪˈraɪtiːz, in combination ˈpaɪraɪts ) /

noun plural -tes

another name for pyrite
any of a number of other disulphides of metals, esp of copper and tin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012