durain

noun

du·​rain
ˈd(y)u̇ˌrān
plural -s
: one of two dull constituents of banded bituminous coal forming lenses or layers and composed of finely comminuted woody debris only partly decomposed compare clarain, fusain, vitrain

Word History

Etymology

Latin durus hard + -ain (as in fusain)

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“Durain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/durain. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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