vegetable matter

Definitions of vegetable matter
  1. noun
    matter produced by plants or growing in the manner of a plant
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    partially carbonized vegetable matter saturated with water; can be used as a fuel when dried
    fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period
    anthracite, anthracite coal, hard coal
    a hard natural coal that burns slowly and gives intense heat
    bituminous coal, soft coal
    rich in tarry hydrocarbons; burns readily with a smoky yellow flame
    brown coal, lignite, wood coal
    intermediate between peat and bituminous coal
    steam coal
    coal suitable for use under steam boilers
    type of:
    that which has mass and occupies space
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