lyddite

noun

lydd·​ite ˈli-ˌdīt How to pronounce lyddite (audio)
: a high explosive composed chiefly of picric acid

Word History

Etymology

Lydd, England

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lyddite was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Lyddite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lyddite. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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