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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A block of compressed coal dust, charcoal, or sawdust and wood chips, used for fuel and kindling.

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  • noun Alternative form of briquet.

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  • noun a block made from charcoal or coal dust and burned as fuel

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, diminutive of brique, brick, from Middle Dutch bricke.]

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