- an oily, compact coal, burning readily and brightly.
Origin of cannel coal
1530–40; cannel from candle (dial. form)
Also called can·nel.
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- a dull coal having a high volatile content and burning with a smoky luminous flame
C16: from northern English dialect cannel candle: so called from its bright flame
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