spiegeleisen

[ spee-guh l-ahy-zuh n ]
/ ˈspi gəlˌaɪ zən /

noun

a lustrous, crystalline pig iron containing a large amount of manganese, sometimes 15 percent or more, used in making steel.

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Also called spie·gel, spiegel iron.

Origin of spiegeleisen

1865–70; < German, equivalent to Spiegel mirror + Eisen iron
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spiegeleisen
/ (ˈspiːɡəlˌaɪzən) /

noun

a type of pig iron that is rich in manganese and carbon

Word Origin for spiegeleisen

C19: German, from Spiegel mirror + Eisen iron
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