- n. mustard gas
- From the French ypérite. (Wiktionary)
“(lachrymatory, sternutatory, and, above all, vesicatory, of which yperite is the most dangerous); second, asphyxiants of which the most deadly is phosgene; third, those affecting the nervous system.”
“Without disparaging our own efforts, we must pay a tribute to the achievement of the French yperite producing and filling factories.”
“We saw the minister visiting a factory and pinning the Legion of Honour on to the breast of a worker blinded by yperite.”
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