|Also called: hard coal a hard jet-black coal that burns slowly with a nonluminous flame giving out intense heat. Fixed carbon content: 86--98 per cent; calorific value: 3.14 × 107--3.63 × 107 J/kg|
|[C19: from Latin anthracītes type of bloodstone, from Greek anthrakitēs coal-like, from anthrax coal, |
anthracite [%PREMIUM_LINK%] (ān'thrə-sīt') Pronunciation Key |
A hard, shiny coal that has a high carbon content. It is valued as a fuel because it burns with a clean flame and without smoke or odor, but it is much less abundant than bituminous coal. Compare bituminous coal, lignite.