[ guhn-pou-der ]
/ ˈgʌnˌpaʊ dər /
an explosive mixture, as of potassium nitrate, sulfur, and charcoal, used in shells and cartridges, in fireworks, for blasting, etc.
Also called gunpowder tea. a fine variety of green China tea, each leaf of which is rolled into a little ball.
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Related formsgun·pow·der·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gunpowder tea (1 of 2)
a fine variety of green tea, each leaf of which is rolled into a pellet
British Dictionary definitions for gunpowder tea (2 of 2)
/ (ˈɡʌnˌpaʊdə) /
an explosive mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulphur (typical proportions are 75:15:10): used in time fuses, blasting, and fireworksAlso called: black powder
Derived Formsgunpowdery, adjective
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