Brown coal
Brown Brown (broun), a. [Compar. {Browner}; superl. {Brownest}.] [OE. brun, broun, AS. br?n; akin to D. bruin, OHG. br?n, Icel. br?nn, Sw. brun, Dan. bruun, G. braun, Lith. brunas, Skr. babhru. [root]93, 253. Cf. {Bruin}, {Beaver}, {Burnish}, {Brunette}.] Of a dark color, of various shades between black and red or yellow. [1913 Webster]

Cheeks brown as the oak leaves. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

{Brown Bess}, the old regulation flintlock smoothbore musket, with bronzed barrel, formerly used in the British army.

{Brown bread} (a) Dark colored bread; esp. a kind made of unbolted wheat flour, sometimes called in the United States Graham bread. ``He would mouth with a beggar though she smelt brown bread and garlic.'' --Shak. (b) Dark colored bread made of rye meal and Indian meal, or of wheat and rye or Indian; rye and Indian bread. [U.S.]

{Brown coal}, wood coal. See {Lignite}.

{Brown hematite} or {Brown iron ore} (Min.), the hydrous iron oxide, limonite, which has a brown streak. See {Limonite}.

{Brown holland}. See under {Holland}.

{Brown paper}, dark colored paper, esp. coarse wrapping paper, made of unbleached materials.

{Brown spar} (Min.), a ferruginous variety of dolomite, in part identical with ankerite.

{Brown stone}. See {Brownstone}.

{Brown stout}, a strong kind of porter or malt liquor.

{Brown study}, a state of mental abstraction or serious reverie. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]


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  • brown coal — n. LIGNITE * * * ▪ coal classification       broad and variable group of low rank coals (coal) characterized by their brownish coloration and high (greater than 50 percent) moisture content. These coals typically include lignite and some… …   Universalium

  • Brown 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

  • brown coal — n. LIGNITE …   English World dictionary

  • brown coal — noun intermediate between peat and bituminous coal • Syn: ↑lignite, ↑wood coal • Hypernyms: ↑coal, ↑humate • Hyponyms: ↑jet * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • brown 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brown coal — rusvosios anglys statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Rudos ir juodos spalvos, rudo brėžio uoliena, turinti iki 70% C. atitikmenys: angl. brown coal rus. бурый уголь …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • brown coal — rusvosios anglys statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Iš augalų liekanų susidariusi degioji uoliena, turinti 55–78 % grynos anglies. Slūgso tarp nuosėdinių uolienų, turi molio priemaišų, todėl yra gana peleningos. Kartais savaime …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • brown coal — /braʊn ˈkoʊl/ (say brown kohl) noun → lignite …   Australian English dictionary

  • brown coal — noun Date: 1821 lignite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brown coal — lignite …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

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