Vesuvian meaning

vĭ-so͝o'vē-ən
A slow-burning match formerly used for lighting cigars; a fusee.
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Marked by sudden or violent outbursts.

A vesuvian temper.

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Of or like Mount Vesuvius; volcanic.
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An early type of match; fusee.
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Origin of vesuvian

  • After Mount Vesuvius
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition