anthracite

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A nugget of anthracite.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀνθρακῖτις ‎(anthrakîtis, a kind of coal), from ἄνθραξ ‎(ánthrax, charcoal)

Noun[edit]

anthracite ‎(plural anthracites)

  1. A form of carbonized ancient plants; the hardest and cleanest-burning of all the coals; hard coal.
  2. A dark grey colour.

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