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Webster 1913 Edition


Lignite

Lig′nite

(lĭg′nīt)
,
Noun.
[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
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Lignite

LIG'NITE

,
Noun.
[L. lignum.] Fossil or bituminous wood, a mineral combustible substance.

Definition 2022


Lignite

Lignite

See also: lignite

English

Proper noun

Lignite

  1. A ghost town in California.
  2. A city/town in North Dakota.
  3. A ghost town in Virginia.

lignite

lignite

See also: Lignite

English

Noun

lignite (plural lignites)

  1. A low-grade, brownish-black coal
    Lignite is the main natural resource of Thailand.

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French

Etymology

From Latin lignum n (firewood) + -ite

Noun

lignite f (plural lignites)

  1. lignite (type of coal)

Portuguese

Noun

lignite f (plural lignites)

  1. lignite (type of coal)

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