Congreve

[kon-greev, kong-]
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Related Words for congreve

Congreve, fusee, locofoco, Vesta, vesuvian

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British Dictionary definitions for congreve

Congreve

noun
  1. William. 1670–1729, English dramatist, a major exponent of Restoration comedy; author of Love for Love (1695) and The Way of the World (1700)
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Word Origin and History for congreve

Congreve

in reference to rockets or matches, from Sir William Congreve (1772-1828).

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