[ vi-treyn ]
/ ˈvɪ treɪn /
the material of which the friable, vitreous layers in banded bituminous coal are composed.
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Origin of vitrain
1915–20; <Latin vitr(um) glass + -ain, as in fusain
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British Dictionary definitions for vitrain
/ (ˈvɪtreɪn) /
a type of coal occurring as horizontal glassy bands of a nonsoiling friable material
Word Origin for vitrain
C20: from Latin vitrum glass + -ain, as in fusain
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