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Meaning of Vesuvian

Ve•su•vi•an

Pronunciation: (vu-s'vē-un), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or resembling Mount Vesuvius; volcanic.
—n.
  1. (l.c.) a type of match formerly used for lighting cigars; fusee.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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