red-fire

red fire

noun
any of various combustible preparations, as one containing strontium nitrate, that burn with a vivid red light: used chiefly in pyrotechnic displays and in signaling.

Origin:
1810–20

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red fire
 
n
any combustible material that burns with a bright red flame: used in flares and fireworks. The colour is usually produced by strontium salts

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