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

Word History


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

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“Pyroligneous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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