[ spahys ]
/ spaɪs /

noun Metallurgy.

a product obtained in smelting certain ores, consisting of one or more metallic arsenides, as of iron or nickel.

Origin of speiss

First recorded in 1790–1800, speiss is from the German word Speise literally, food
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British Dictionary definitions for speiss

/ (spaɪs) /


the arsenides and antimonides that form when ores containing arsenic or antimony are smelted

Word Origin for speiss

C18: from German Speise food
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