vesuvian

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noun ve·su·vi·an \və-ˈsü-vē-ən\

Definition of vesuvian

  1. :  a match used especially formerly for lighting cigars

Origin and Etymology of vesuvian

Vesuvian


First Known Use: 1853


Vesuvian

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adjective Ve·su·vi·an \və-ˈsü-vē-ən\

Definition of Vesuvian

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or resembling the volcano Vesuvius

  2. 2 :  marked by sudden outbursts <has a Vesuvian temper, but quickly controls himself — Sidney Shalett>

1661

First Known Use of vesuvian

1661


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