A hard, compact variety of mineral coal, of high luster, differing from bituminous coal in containing little or no bitumen, in consequence of which it burns with a nearly non luminous flame. The purer specimens consist almost wholly of carbon. Also called glance coal and blind coal.
anthracite in French is anthracite
anthracite in German is anthrazit, Glanzkohle
anthracite in Swedish is antracit