Anthracite

Definition of Anthracite

An´thra`cite
n.1.A hard, compact variety of mineral coal, of high luster, differing from bituminous coal in containing little or no bitumen, in consequence of which it burns with a nearly non luminous flame. The purer specimens consist almost wholly of carbon. Also called glance coal and blind coal.

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anthracite coal, coal, hard coal
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