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lignite

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noun lig·nite \ˈlig-ˌnīt\

Definition of lignite

  1. :  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 play \lig-ˈni-tik\ adjective


Origin of lignite

French, from Latin lignum


First Known Use: circa 1808

Rhymes with lignite

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