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pea coal

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noun

anthracite coal in sizes ranging from about 3/8 to about 13/16 inch (1 to 2 centimeters).
bituminous coal in sizes ranging from about 3/8 to about 3/4 inch (1 to 1.9 centimeters).

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Origin of pea coal

First recorded in 1880–85
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