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English definition of “charcoal”

charcoal

noun [U]    /ˈtʃɑrˌkoʊl/
a hard, black substance similar to coal that can be used as fuel or, in the form of sticks, as something to draw with Charcoal gray is a dark gray color: a charcoal gray suit
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