noun Chemistry.
a high explosive containing picric acid.

1885–90; < French mélinite < Greek mḗlin(os) made of apples (derivative of mêlon apple) + French -ite -ite1 Unabridged
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melinite (ˈmɛlɪˌnaɪt)
a high explosive made from picric acid
[C19: via French from Greek mēlinos (colour) of a quince, from mēlon fruit, quince]

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