eupyrion

noun
eu·​pyr·​i·​on | \ yüˈpirēən \
plural -s

Definition of eupyrion

: an early-19th-century match having a tip coated with sugar and potassium chlorate to be ignited by being dipped in sulfuric acid

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History and Etymology for eupyrion

eu- + Greek pyreion fire stick, from pyr fire

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“Eupyrion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eupyrion. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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