Vesuvian definition

vĭ-so͝ovē-ən
Of or like Mount Vesuvius; volcanic.
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Marked by sudden or violent outbursts.

A vesuvian temper.

adjective
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An early type of match; fusee.
noun
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A slow-burning match formerly used for lighting cigars; a fusee.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
vesuvian
Plural:
vesuvians

Origin of vesuvian

  • After Mount Vesuvius

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition