- an explosive consisting of a powdered mixture of saltpetre, sulphur, and charcoal, now chiefly used for quarry blasting and in fuses and fireworks.；a fine green China tea of granular appearance.
noun: gunpowder, plural noun: gunpowder teas
- an explosive consisting of a powdered mixture of saltpeter, sulfur, and charcoal. The earliest ...
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