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vesuvian

noun ve·su·vi·an \və-ˈsü-vē-ən\

Definition of VESUVIAN

:  a match used especially formerly for lighting cigars
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Origin of VESUVIAN

Vesuvian
First Known Use: 1853

Rhymes with VESUVIAN

Vesuvian

adjective Ve·su·vi·an \və-ˈsü-vē-ən\

Definition of VESUVIAN

1
:  of, relating to, or resembling the volcano Vesuvius
2
:  marked by sudden outbursts <has a Vesuvian temper, but quickly controls himself — Sidney Shalett>

First Known Use of VESUVIAN

1661

Rhymes with VESUVIAN

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