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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek, meaning "ill-smelling". (Wiktionary)

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