from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various combustible compounds, especially salts of lithium or strontium, that burn bright red and are used in flares and fireworks.
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- n. a chemical mixture used in fireworks and flares that burns with a bright red flame.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See Blue fire, under Fire.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. combustible material (usually salts of lithium or strontium) that burns bright red; used in flares and fireworks
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