Zyklon



noun

hydrogen cyanide used as a poisonous gas, esp. in Nazi concentration camps
Contemporary Examples

In the next case are photocopies of transit passes for the trucks that brought the cannisters of zyklon B pellets.
My Visit To Hell Christopher Buckley January 29, 2009

Finally the empty canisters of zyklon B, perhaps a hundred or more, in a pile.
My Visit To Hell Christopher Buckley January 29, 2009

zyklon B, a gas used by the Nazis in the death camps, is a haunting example of the rapid lethality of one form, hydrogen cyanide.
Sarin, Nitrogen Mustard, Cyanide & More: All About Chemical Weapons Kent Sepkowitz August 25, 2013

n.

1926, from German Zyklon, commercial name of a type of hydrogen cyanide, of unknown etymology, but it is the usual German form of the word cyclone. Originally used as a pesticide and fumigant.

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