pyroligneous

adjective

py·​ro·​lig·​ne·​ous
¦pīrō¦lignēəs
: obtained by destructive distillation of wood
pyroligneous liquor
compare pyroligneous acid

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Pyroligneous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyroligneous. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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