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English definition of “charcoal”

charcoal

noun [U] uk   /ˈtʃɑː.kəʊl/ us    /ˈtʃɑːr.koʊl/
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 for the barbecue I prefer sketching in charcoal to pencil. a charcoal drawing The uniform is charcoal (grey) (= dark grey) and red.
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