cannel coal

noun
can·​nel coal | \ ˈka-nᵊl- How to pronounce cannel coal (audio) \

Definition of cannel coal

: a bituminous coal containing much volatile matter that burns brightly

First Known Use of cannel coal

1587, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cannel coal

probably from English dialect cannel candle, from Middle English candel

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The first known use of cannel coal was in 1587

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“Cannel coal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cannel%20coal. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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