from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Made by the destructive distillation of wood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Produced from wood by the action of heat, especially by destructive distillation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or designating, the acid liquid obtained in the distillation of wood, consisting essentially of impure acetic acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Generated or procured by the distillation of wood. Also pyrolignous.

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

  • adj. of a substance produced by the effect of heat on wood, especially by destructive distillation


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