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noun Metallurgy.
  1. a product obtained in smelting certain ores, consisting of one or more metallic arsenides, as of iron or nickel.
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Origin of speiss

First recorded in 1790–1800, speiss is from the German word Speise literally, food
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  1. the arsenides and antimonides that form when ores containing arsenic or antimony are smelted
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Word Origin

C18: from German Speise food
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