- lignin sulfonate,
Origin of lignite
Examples from the Web for lignite
The colour was buff, and there were seams of coal and lignite in places.A Canyon Voyage|Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
Other minerals that have been discovered but have not been industrially developed are gypsum, lignite and cement rock.
The modern town is best known for its lignite coal-mines, from which Constantinople receives a good part of its supply.
Of this period date some beds of lignite resulting from the accumulation, for ages, of all these different trees.The World Before the Deluge|Louis Figuier
Small quantities of iron, lignite, asphalt and bay salt are the only minerals of commercial importance.
"imperfectly formed coal," 1808, from French, from Latin lignum "wood" (see ligni-). Brown coal that still shows traces of the wood it once was. Probably directly from Lithanthrax Lignius, name given to woody coal by Swedish chemist Johan Gottschalk Wallerius (1709-1785) in 1775.