lyddite

noun
lydd·​ite | \ ˈli-ˌdīt How to pronounce lyddite (audio) \

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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“Lyddite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lyddite. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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