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spiegeleisen

[spee-guh l-ahy-zuh n] /ˈspi gəlˌaɪ zən/
noun
1.
a lustrous, crystalline pig iron containing a large amount of manganese, sometimes 15 percent or more, used in making steel.
Also called spiegel, spiegel iron.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < German, equivalent to Spiegel mirror + Eisen iron
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spiegeleisen

/ˈspiːɡəlˌaɪzən/
noun
1.
a type of pig iron that is rich in manganese and carbon
Word Origin
C19: German, from Spiegel mirror + Eiseniron
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