Vesuvian

Vesuvian

[vuh-soo-vee-uhn]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or resembling Mount Vesuvius; volcanic.
noun
2.
(lowercase) a type of match formerly used for lighting cigars; fusee.

Origin:
1665–75; Vesuvi(us) + -an

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vesuvian (vɪˈsuːvɪən)
 
n
1.  (esp formerly) a match for lighting cigars; fusee
2.  another name for vesuvianite
 
[C18 (the mineral), C19 (the match): both named after Vesuvius]

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