Bituminous

Definition of Bituminous

Bi`tu´mi`nous
a.1.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.

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