bituminous coal definition

  • noun:
    • a form of coal with a top percentage of volatile matter that burns off with a smoky yellow fire. Also called soft coal.
    • See under Bituminous.
    • abundant with tarry hydrocarbons; burns readily with a smoky yellow fire
  • adjective:
    • a kind of coal which yields, when heated, a great deal of volatile bituminous matter. It burns with a yellow smoky fire.

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