speiss

[ spahys ]
/ spaɪs /

noun Metallurgy.

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

QUIZZES

DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?

Origin of speiss

First recorded in 1790–1800, speiss is from the German word Speise literally, food
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for speiss

British Dictionary definitions for speiss

speiss
/ (spaɪs) /

noun

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

Word Origin for speiss

C18: from German Speise food
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