eupyrion

noun eu·pyr·i·on \ yüˈpirēən \

Definition of eupyrion

plural -s
: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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Origin and Etymology of eupyrion

eu- + Greek pyreion fire stick, from pyr fire


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