Meaning of CHARCOAL in English

CHARCOAL

I. ˈchär-ˌkōl noun

Etymology: Middle English charcole

Date: 14th century

1. : a dark or black porous carbon prepared from vegetable or animal substances (as from wood by charring in a kiln from which air is excluded)

2.

a. : a piece or pencil of fine charcoal used in drawing

b. : a charcoal drawing

3. : a dark gray

II. transitive verb

Date: 1965

: charbroil

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.