brown coal
noun Date: 1821 lignite

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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 — 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},… …   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 — lignite …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

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