bri·​quette | \ bri-ˈket How to pronounce briquette (audio) \
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Definition of briquette

: a compacted often brick-shaped mass of usually fine material a charcoal briquette

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In small kitchen huts, customers light a special stove and insert the briquette—an eco-friendly solution to the demand for wood to fuel cookstoves. Nina Strochlic, National Geographic, "In Uganda, a unique urban experiment is under way," 17 June 2019 Pieces of lump hardwood charcoal are irregularly shaped, with a more natural appearance than briquettes. Adam Ried,, "Everything you need to know about using a charcoal grill," 29 June 2018 Stuffed inside is a blend of 100 percent recycled soy wax and paper pulp briquettes that will burn hot for up to five hours. Graham Averill, Outside Online, "Last-Minute Father's Day Gifts—for $45 or Less," 11 June 2018 Lava rock or ceramic briquettes: Look for ones that are crumbling or have a lot of debris or grease on them; replace if necessary. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "It's grilling season: Before firing up that grill, take time to clean," 23 May 2018 In Scotland, the barley would be dried over burning briquettes of peat, organic plant matter compressed in the ground for thousands of years. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "Americans Are Making Great Single-Malt Whiskey Now," 19 May 2018 Just beyond the buffet is where the real attraction lies, a gleaming stainless steel rotisserie, the base lined with glowing coals, flames crackling around greying briquettes. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Yummy Pollo's rotisserie chicken is a recipe for Peruvian perfection," 16 May 2018 JUST A FEW decades ago, a backyard bonfire was considered fairly entertaining, especially the fun of transforming marshmallows into what amounted to cane-sugar briquettes. Kathryn O’shea-evans, WSJ, "How to Build a Spectacular, Fragrant Fire," 16 May 2018 Although the charcoal briquette tips are a great help, there's a shortage of instruction on controlling the vents for that low heat level. Debbi Snook,, "A look at Michael Symon's new book about 'Cleveland-style' barbecue (photos, recipes)," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of briquette

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for briquette

French briquette, diminutive of brique brick

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