lyddite

noun
lydd·​ite | \ˈli-ˌdīt \

Definition of lyddite 

: a high explosive composed chiefly of picric acid

First Known Use of lyddite

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lyddite

Lydd, England

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