wood coal



brown coal; lignite.

Origin of wood coal

First recorded in 1645–55
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Examples from the Web for wood coal

  • He stood up, casting his bit of wood-coal on the cloth before him.

    The Maid-At-Arms|Robert W. Chambers
  • For in the wood-coal a great deal of the hydrogen still remains.

    Town Geology|Charles Kingsley

British Dictionary definitions for wood coal

wood coal


another name for lignite, charcoal
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