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Noun: charcoal  'chaa(r),kówl
  1. A carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic matter in the absence of air
    - wood coal
  2. A stick of black carbon material used for drawing
    - fusain
  3. A very dark grey colour
    - charcoal grey [Brit, Cdn], charcoal gray [US], oxford grey [Brit, Cdn], oxford gray [US]
  4. A drawing made with a stick of black carbon material
Verb: charcoal  'chaa(r),kówl
  1. (art) draw, trace, or represent with charcoal
Adjective: charcoal  'chaa(r),kówl
  1. Of a very dark grey
    - charcoal-grey [Brit, Cdn], charcoal-gray [US]

Derived forms: charcoals, charcoaled, charcoaling

See also: achromatic, neutral

Type of: atomic number 6, C, carbon, draw, drawing, fuel, gray [US], grayness [US], grey [Brit, Cdn], greyness [Brit, Cdn], writing implement

Encyclopedia: Charcoal