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bituminous coal


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A type of coal with a high percentage of volatile matter that burns with a smoky yellow flame. Also called soft coal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a kind of coal which yields, when heated, a considerable amount of volatile bituminous matter. It burns with a yellow smoky flame.
  • n. See under Bituminous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. rich in tarry hydrocarbons; burns readily with a smoky yellow flame


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