bituminous wood

bituminous wood

[bī′tü·mə·nəs ′wu̇d]
(geology)
A variety of brown coal having the fibrous structure of wood. Also known as board coal; wood coal; woody lignite; xyloid coal; xyloid lignite.
References in classic literature ?
There is a dry bituminous wood upon the plateau--a species of araucaria, according to our botanist--which is always used by the Indians for torches.