bovey coal

Bovey coal

Bo"vey coal`\ (Min.) A kind of mineral coal, or brown lignite, burning with a weak flame, and generally a disagreeable odor; -- found at Bovey Tracey, Devonshire, England. It is of geological age of the o["o]lite, and not of the true coal era.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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