Meaning of CHARCOAL in English

CHARCOAL

/ ˈtʃɑːkəʊl; NAmE ˈtʃɑːrkoʊl/ noun [ U ]

1.

a black substance made by burning wood slowly in an oven with little air. Charcoal is used as a fuel or for drawing :

charcoal grilled steaks

a charcoal drawing

2.

(also ˌcharcoal ˈgrey ) a very dark grey colour

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : probably related to coal in the early sense charcoal .

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