poudre B


pou·​dre B
: a smokeless French rifle powder consisting essentially of about two thirds guncotton and one third pyroxylin

Word History


French, from poudre powder + B, initial letter of the surname of Georges Ernest Jean Marie Boulanger †1891 French general

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“Poudre B.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poudre%20B. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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