bituminous

adjective
bi·tu·mi·nous | \bə-ˈtyü-mə-nəs, bī-, -ˈtü-\

Definition of bituminous 

1 : containing or impregnated with bitumen

2 : of or relating to bituminous coal

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This village named Bluefield was, in reality, surrounded by black bituminous coalfields. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "The Greatest Leap, part 6: After Apollo, NASA still searching for an encore," 13 Feb. 2018 This particular road is an old concrete road with bituminous over it. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, "Sinkhole forms in Hinsdale over sewer break," 4 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of bituminous

1620, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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