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bone china

a fine, naturally white china made with bone ash.
Also called bone porcelain.
Origin of bone china
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But bone china is very strong, and does not chip as does a more brittle variety.

    The Story of Porcelain Sara Ware Bassett
  • There is also a so-called porcelain made from a mixture of clays and phosphates—a ware known to the trade as bone china.

    The Story of Porcelain Sara Ware Bassett
  • Later on I shall tell you much about soft paste wares, and about bone china.

    The Story of Porcelain Sara Ware Bassett
  • For present purposes not much is to be learned from the soft porcelains of France nor from the bone china of England.

    The Potter's Craft Charles F. Binns
British Dictionary definitions for bone china

bone china

porcelain containing bone ash
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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