Definition of brown coal in English:

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brown coal

noun

Another term for lignite.
Example sentences
  • The additional pressure and heat of the overburden gradually converts peat into another form of coal known as lignite or brown coal.
  • Europe, for instance, has sufficient amounts of brown coal, or lignite, to keep the continent supplied with electrical power for the next 200 years or so.
  • The Centre for Clean Power from Lignite, or brown coal, was successful in this current first round.
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