pyroligneous

adjective py·ro·lig·ne·ous \ ¦pīrō¦lignēəs \

Definition of pyroligneous

: obtained by destructive distillation of wood
  • pyroligneous liquor
— compare pyroligneous acid

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Origin and Etymology of pyroligneous

French pyroligneux, from pyr- + ligneux woody, from Latin lignosus, from lign- + -osus -ose


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