Lignite

Definition of Lignite

Lig´nite   Pronunciation: lĭg´nīt
n.1.(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.

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brown coal, coal, humate, jet, wood coal
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