a mixture of metallic arsenides produced during the smelting of copper, iron, and certain other ores
Origin of speissGerman speise, amalgam, literally , food ; from Medieval Latin spesa, cost, expense, earlier spensa ; from Classical Latin expensa (pecunia), (money) spent ; from past participle of expendere, to expend
An arsenic compound or a mixture of arsenic compounds resulting from the smelting of iron, cobalt, nickel, and copper ores.
Origin of speissGerman Speise, food, speiss, from Middle High German sp&imacron;se, food, from Old High German sp&imacron;sa, probably from Medieval Latin sp&emacron;nsa, storehouse, or sp&emacron;sa, provisions, both from Latin exp&emacron;nsa (pec&umacron;nia), (money) paid out; see expense.
(countable and uncountable, plural speisses)