Definition of coalish in US English:

coalish

adjective

  • Resembling coal in appearance, smell, taste, etc. Also occasionally: like a glowing coal in appearance, fiery.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Palsgrave (d. 1554), teacher and scholar of languages. From coal + -ish.

Pronunciation

coalish

/ˈkəʊlɪʃ/