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Vesuvian

[vuh-soo-vee-uh n] /vəˈsu vi ən/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or resembling Mount Vesuvius; volcanic.
noun
2.
(lowercase) a type of match formerly used for lighting cigars; fusee.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; Vesuvi(us) + -an
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vesuvian

/vɪˈsuːvɪən/
noun
1.
(esp formerly) a match for lighting cigars; fusee
2.
another name for vesuvianite
Word Origin
C18 (the mineral), C19 (the match): both named after Vesuvius
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