noun shi·mo·se \shə̇ˈmōsə\
variants: less commonly

shimose powder

Definition of shimose



  1. :  a Japanese explosive composed chiefly of picric acid

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Origin and Etymology of shimose

after Masachika Shimose †1911 Japanese naval engineer, its inventor

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a trip made at another's expense

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