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- n. An impure earthy or coaly bitumen, which emits a highly foetid odour when burning.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An impure earthy or coaly bitumen, which emits a highly fetid odor when burning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of greenish- or yellowish-gray coal occurring in masses made up of foliaceous layers, which when burning emits a very fetid odor.
Ancient Greek, meaning "ill-smelling". (Wiktionary)