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cannel coal

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noun can·nel coal \ˈka-nəl-\

Definition of cannel coal

  1. :  a bituminous coal containing much volatile matter that burns brightly



Origin and Etymology of cannel coal

probably from English dialect cannel candle, from Middle English candel


First Known Use: 1594


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