- 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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Speiss cobalt and cobalt glance are the ores from which the metal is commonly extracted.
The latter ores should be but slightly roasted, so as to convert the nickel into speiss.
- 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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