prussic acid

noun
prus·​sic acid | \ˈprə-sik- \

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July 10: Fruit pits from which to make prussic acid for poison gas are to be gathered in Alameda under the direction of Mrs. Arthur Hieronymus, wife of the city physician. Johnny Miller, SFChronicle.com, "Wayback Machine: 101 California Street shooting kills eight in 1993," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of prussic acid

1790, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prussic acid

French prussique, from (bleu de) Prusse Prussian blue

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prussic acid

noun

English Language Learners Definition of prussic acid

: a very poisonous acid

prussic acid

noun
prus·​sic acid | \ˌprəs-ik- \

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