poudre B

pou·​dre B | \ ¦pau̇də(r)¦bē, ¦püdrə¦bē \

Definition of poudre B

: a smokeless French rifle powder consisting essentially of about two thirds guncotton and one third pyroxylin

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History and Etymology for poudre B

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 11 Aug. 2020.

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