melinite

[mel-uh-nahyt]
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noun Chemistry.

a high explosive containing picric acid.

Nearby words

  1. melick,
  2. melilite,
  3. melilla,
  4. melilot,
  5. melinda,
  6. melioidosis,
  7. meliorate,
  8. melioration,
  9. meliorative,
  10. meliorism

Origin of melinite

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

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melinite

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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