cupel

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Borrowing from French coupelle, Medieval Latin cūpella, diminutive of Latin cūpa ‎(cask).

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cupel ‎(plural cupels)

  1. A small circular receptacle used in assaying gold or silver with lead.

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cupel ‎(third-person singular simple present cupels, present participle cupelling or cupeling, simple past and past participle cupelled or cupeled)

  1. To refine by means of a cupel.

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