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

  • n. Charcoal.
  • n. Lignite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Lignite.
  • n. charcoal; also, lignite, or brown coal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic matter in the absence of air
  • n. intermediate between peat and bituminous coal


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