Meaning of CHARCOAL in English

CHARCOAL

— charcoaly , adj.

/chahr"kohl'/ , n.

1. the carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic substances in the absence of air.

2. a drawing pencil of charcoal.

3. a drawing made with charcoal.

v.t.

4. to blacken, write, or draw with charcoal.

5. to cook (food) over charcoal, esp. on a grill.

v.i.

6. to cook food over charcoal, esp. on a grill.

[ 1300-50; ME charcole, perh. cherre CHAR 3 + cole COAL, though literal sense of the compound is unclear ]

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