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See bituminous coal.
(Geological Science) another name for bituminous coal
a soft coal rich in volatile hydrocarbons and tarry matter and burning with a yellow, smoky flame.
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|Noun||1.||soft coal - rich in tarry hydrocarbons; burns readily with a smoky yellow flame|
cannel coal - a bituminous coal that burns with a luminous flame
coal - fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period
sea coal - pulverized bituminous coal; used as a foundry facing