eupyrion

noun

eu·​pyr·​i·​on
yüˈpirēən
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

Word History

Etymology

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 12 Apr. 2024.

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