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vitrain

[vi-treyn] /ˈvɪ treɪn/
noun
1.
the material of which the friable, vitreous layers in banded bituminous coal are composed.
Compare clarain, durain.
Origin of vitrain
1915-1920
1915-20; < Latin vitr(um) glass + -ain, as in fusain
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British Dictionary definitions for vitrain

vitrain

/ˈvɪtreɪn/
noun
1.
a type of coal occurring as horizontal glassy bands of a nonsoiling friable material
Word Origin
C20: from Latin vitrum glass + -ain, as in fusain
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