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coal

noun [C or U] uk   /kəʊl/  us   /koʊl/
C1 a hard, black substance that is dug from the earth in pieces, and can be burned to produce heat or power, or a single piece of this: How much coal was mined here? a burning/red hot coal
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in Arabic فَحْم…
in Korean 석탄…
in Malaysian batu arang…
in French charbon…
in Turkish taş kömürü/maden kömürü…
in Italian carbone…
in Chinese (Traditional) 煤…
in Russian уголь…
in Polish węgiel…
in Vietnamese than đá…
in Spanish carbón…
in Portuguese carvão…
in Thai ถ่านหิน…
in German die Kohle…
in Catalan carbó…
in Japanese 石炭…
in Indonesian batu bara…
in Chinese (Simplified) 煤…
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