Share this entry

Share this page

fusain

Saltos de línea: fu¦sain
Pronunciación: /ˈfjuːzeɪn
 
/

Definición de fusain en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun] Geology
A lustreless, crumbly, porous type of coal resembling wood charcoal.
Example sentences
  • The conglomerate is overlain by a claystone-dominated fossiliferous interval, which contains spirorbid worm tubes, abundant conchostracans, plant debris, fusain, and a pygocephalomorph-bearing limestone.
  • Forest fire, a major disturbance agent in some modern forests, does not appear to be a major factor given the rarity of fusain in the Buchanan Lake Formation deposits.
  • As an independent check on the overall oxygen trend, it is notable that fusain is found for the first time in the Late Devonian.

Origen

late 19th century: from French, literally 'spindle tree', also 'fine charcoal' (made from the spindle tree).

Definición de fusain en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día reciprocity
Pronunciación: ˌrɛsɪˈprɒsɪti
noun
exchanging things with others for mutual benefit…