pyrolignic

pyroligneous

[pahy-ruh-lig-nee-uhs]
adjective
produced by the distillation of wood.
Also, pyrolignic.


Origin:
1780–90; pyro- + ligneous

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pyroligneous or pyrolignic (ˌpaɪrəʊˈlɪɡnɪəs)
 
adj
(of a substance) produced by the action of heat on wood, esp by destructive distillation
 
[C18: from French pyroligneux, from pyro- + ligneuxligneous]
 
pyrolignic or pyrolignic
 
adj
 
[C18: from French pyroligneux, from pyro- + ligneuxligneous]

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