wood coal
Lignite Lig"nite (l[i^]g"n[imac]t), n. [L. lignum wood: cf. F. lignite.] (Min.) Mineral coal retaining the texture of the wood from which it was formed, and burning with an empyreumatic odor. It is of more recent origin than the anthracite and bituminous coal of the proper coal series. Called also {brown coal}, {wood coal}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Wood coal — Coal Coal (k[=o]l), n. [AS. col; akin to D. kool, OHG. chol, cholo, G. kohle, Icel. kol, pl., Sw. kol, Dan. kul; cf. Skr. jval to burn. Cf. {Kiln}, {Collier}.] 1. A thoroughly charred, and extinguished or still ignited, fragment from wood or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wood coal — Wood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wood coal — n. 1. CHARCOAL (sense 1) 2. LIGNITE …   English World dictionary

  • wood coal — noun 1. intermediate between peat and bituminous coal • Syn: ↑lignite, ↑brown coal • Hypernyms: ↑coal, ↑humate • Hyponyms: ↑jet 2. a carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organi …   Useful english dictionary

  • wood coal — lignitinės anglys statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Lignito turinčios rusvosios anglys. atitikmenys: angl. lignitic coal; lignitous coal; ortholignitous coal; wood coal rus. лигнитный уголь …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • wood coal — 1. brown coal; lignite. 2. charcoal. [1645 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • wood coal — fossilized wood …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wood coal — /ˈwʊd koʊl/ (say wood kohl) noun → lignite …   Australian English dictionary

  • wood-coal — n. Charcoal …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • wood-coal — …   Useful english dictionary

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