1. [syn: bunsen burner, bunsen, etna]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bunsen burner \Bun"sen burn"er\, Bunsen's burner \Bun"sen's
a kind of burner, invented by Professor Bunsen of Heidelberg,
consisting of a straight tube, four or five inches in length,
having small holes for the entrance of air at the bottom.
Illuminating gas being also admitted at the bottom, a mixture
of gas and air is formed which burns at the top with a feebly
luminous but intensely hot flame.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a gas burner used in laboratories; has an air valve to
regulate the mixture of gas and air [syn: bunsen burner,