Greek fire

noun

Definition of Greek fire

: an incendiary composition used in warfare by the Byzantine Greeks that is said to have burst into flame on wetting

First Known Use of Greek fire

1788, in the meaning defined above

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“Greek fire.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Greek%20fire. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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