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pyroligneous

[ pahy-ruh-lig-nee-uhs ]
/ ˌpaɪ rəˈlɪg ni əs /
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adjective
produced by the distillation of wood.
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Also py·ro·lig·nic [pahy-ruh-lig-nik] /ˌpaɪ rəˈlɪg nɪk/ .

Origin of pyroligneous

First recorded in 1780–90; pyro- + ligneous
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British Dictionary definitions for pyroligneous

pyroligneous

pyrolignic

/ (ˌpaɪrəʊˈlɪɡnɪəs) /

adjective
(of a substance) produced by the action of heat on wood, esp by destructive distillation

Word Origin for pyroligneous

C18: from French pyroligneux, from pyro- + ligneux ligneous
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