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bituminous


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bituminous  \Bi*tu"mi*nous\,  a.  [L.  bituminosus:  cf  F. 
  bitumineux.] 
  Having  the  qualities  of  bitumen;  compounded  with  bitumen; 
  containing  bitumen. 
 
  Near  that  bituminous  lake  where  Sodom  flamed.  --Milton. 
 
  {Bituminous  coal},  a  kind  of  coal  which  yields,  when  heated, 
  a  considerable  amount  of  volatile  bituminous  matter.  It 
  burns  with  a  yellow  smoky  flame. 
 
  {Bituminous  limestone},  a  mineral  of  a  brown  or  black  color, 
  emitting  an  unpleasant  smell  when  rubbed.  That  of  Dalmatia 
  is  so  charged  with  bitumen  that  it  may  be  cut  like  soap. 
 
 
  {Bituminous  shale},  an  argillaceous  shale  impregnated  with 
  bitumen,  often  accompanying  coal. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bituminous 
  adj  :  resembling  or  containing  bitumen;  "bituminous  coal" 




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