Cannel (coal) Definition

A compact variety of bituminous coal that was formed chiefly from spores and burns with a bright, steady flame.
Webster's New World

A kind of mineral coal of a black colour, sufficiently hard and solid to be cut and polished, and formerly burned as a substitute for candles.


Origin of Cannel (coal)

  • Corrupted from candle coal.

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