Meaning of “soot” in the English Dictionary

"soot" in British English

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sootnoun [ U ]

uk /sʊt/ us /sʊt/
sooty
adjective uk /ˈsʊt.i/ us /ˈsʊt̬.i/

(Definition of “soot” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"soot" in American English

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sootnoun [ U ]

us /sʊt/

a black powder produced when coal, wood, etc., is burned

(Definition of “soot” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)