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An explosive consisting chiefly of picric acid.
[After Lydd, a municipal borough of southeast England.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Elements & Compounds) an explosive consisting chiefly of fused picric acid
2. (Geological Science) a dense black variety of chert, formerly used as a touchstone
[C19: (sense 1) named after Lydd, a town in Kent near which the first tests were made]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a high explosive consisting chiefly of picric acid.
[1885–90; after Lydd, borough in SE England]
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