What does the word Prussic mean?

Usage examples for Prussic

  1. He wishes himself dead, and calculates the different advantages of prussic acid and pistols. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  2. " Ah," said I. And I thought of the bottle of prussic acid with mingled sentiments. – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  3. All sorts of ill- natured suggestions were of course made; but the late Colonel Ellis, the historian of the colony, seems to have established beyond the possibility of doubt that she accidentally poisoned herself with prussic acid, which she used to take for spasms of the heart. – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury