plural -s
: a variety of lignite in Iceland and the Faeroes occurring in seams between beds of volcanic rock

Word History


Icelandic surtarbrandr jet, surturbrand, from Surtr, giant fire demon in Scandinavian legend (akin to Old Norse svartr black) + Icelandic brandr firebrand, from Old Norse

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“Surturbrand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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