melinite

[ mel-uh-nahyt ]
/ ˈmɛl əˌnaɪt /

noun Chemistry.

a high explosive containing picric acid.

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Origin of melinite

1885–90; < French mélinite < Greek mḗlin(os) made of apples (derivative of mêlon apple) + French -ite -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for melinite

melinite
/ (ˈmɛlɪˌnaɪt) /

noun

a high explosive made from picric acid

Word Origin for melinite

C19: via French from Greek mēlinos (colour) of a quince, from mēlon fruit, quince
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