picric etymology

English word picric comes from Ancient Greek πικρός, and later French picrique ((organic chemistry) picric.)

Detailed word origin of picric

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
πικρός Ancient Greek (grc)
picrique French (fra) (organic chemistry) picric.
picric English (eng) Designating a type of bitter yellow acid.

Words with the same origin as picric

Descendants of πικρός
picric acid picro-