boghead coal

noun, often capitalized B
bog·​head coal | \ ˈbägˌhed- \
variants: or less commonly boghead

Definition of boghead coal

: a cannel coal in which algal remains predominate and which is valuable as a source of paraffin oils and gas

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History and Etymology for boghead coal

from Boghead, West Lothian, Scotland

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“Boghead coal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boghead%20coal. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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