Trademark. flammable hydrocarbon jelly packaged in a small can for use as a portable heat source for cooking. Unabridged


a combining form representing sternum, in compound words: sternocostal.
Also, especially before a vowel, stern-. Unabridged
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U.S. proprietary name for solidified alcohol used as fuel for cooking stoves, 1915, by S. Sternau & Co., New York, New York.
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sterno- or stern-
Sternum: sternocostal.

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