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melinite

[mel-uh-nahyt] /ˈmɛl əˌnaɪt/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a high explosive containing picric acid.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < French mélinite < Greek mḗlin(os) made of apples (derivative of mêlon apple) + French -ite -ite1
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melinite

/ˈmɛlɪˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a high explosive made from picric acid
Word Origin
C19: via French from Greek mēlinos (colour) of a quince, from mēlon fruit, quince
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