Diervillan. small genus of low deciduous shrubs; the bush honeysuckles.
Syn. -- genus Diervilla.
Die"sel mo`tor(d"zl) }. [After Dr. Rudolf Diesel, of Munich, the inventor.] A type of internal-combustion engine in which the air drawn in by the suction stroke is so highly compressed that the heat generated ignites the fuel (usually a heavy oil), the fuel being automatically sprayed into the cylinder under pressure. The Diesel engine has a very high thermal efficiency.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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