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  • n. A flammable substance first used by the Greeks of Constantinople to set fire to enemy ships, buildings etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a combustible composition which burns under water, the constituents of which are supposed to be asphalt, with niter and sulphur.
  • n. See under Greek.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mixture used by Byzantine Greeks that was often shot at adversaries; catches fire when wetted

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