black lignite

black lignite
noun
: low-grade coal that is intermediate between ordinary lignite and bituminous coal

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • lignite — [lig′nīt΄] n. [Fr: see LIGNEOUS & ITE1] a usually soft, brownish black coal in which the texture of the original wood can often still be seen: in the process of coalification it represents the intermediate stage in density and amount of carbon… …   English World dictionary

  • Lignite — For other uses, see Lignite (disambiguation). Lignite …   Wikipedia

  • lignite — lignitic /lig nit ik/, adj. /lig nuyt/, n. a soft coal, usually dark brown, often having a distinct woodlike texture, and intermediate in density and carbon content between peat and bituminous coal. [1800 10; LIGN + ITE1] * * * Yellow to dark… …   Universalium

  • Lignite —   The lowest rank of coal, often referred to as brown coal, used almost exclusively as fuel for steam electric power generation. It is brownish black and has a high inherent moisture content, sometimes as high as 45 percent The heat content of… …   Energy terms

  • lignite — noun A low grade, brownish black coal Lignite is the main natural resources of Thailand …   Wiktionary

  • black amber — Jet Jet, n. [OF. jet, jayet, F. ja[ i]et, jais, L. gagates, fr. Gr. ?; so called from ? or ?, a town and river in Lycia.] [written also {jeat}, {jayet}.] (Min.) A variety of lignite, of a very compact texture and velvet black color, susceptible… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Black amber — Amber Am ber ([a^]m b[ e]r), n. [OE. aumbre, F. ambre, Sp. [ a]mbar, and with the Ar. article, al[ a]mbar, fr. Ar. anbar ambergris.] 1. (Min.) A yellowish translucent resin resembling copal, found as a fossil in alluvial soils, with beds of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lignite — noun Etymology: French, from Latin lignum Date: circa 1808 a usually brownish black coal intermediate between peat and bituminous coal; especially one in which the texture of the original wood is distinct called also brown coal • lignitic… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Brown Lignite — 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

  • Jet (lignite) — Jet is a geological material and is considered to be a minor gemstone. Jet is not considered a true mineral, but rather a mineraloid as it has an organic origin, being derived from decaying wood under extreme pressure. The English word name jet… …   Wikipedia

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