cannel coal


can·​nel coal ˈka-nᵊl- How to pronounce cannel coal (audio)
: a bituminous coal containing much volatile matter that burns brightly

Word History


probably from English dialect cannel candle, from Middle English candel

First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cannel coal was in 1587

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“Cannel coal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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