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noun

any of various combustible preparations, as one containing strontium nitrate, that burn with a vivid red light: used chiefly in pyrotechnic displays and in signaling.

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Origin of red fire

First recorded in 1810–20
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red fire

noun

any combustible material that burns with a bright red flame: used in flares and fireworks. The colour is usually produced by strontium salts
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