blanc fixe

[ blahngk -feeks, blangk -fiks; French blahn -feeks ]
/ ˈblɑŋk ˈfiks, ˈblæŋk ˌfɪks; French blɑ̃ ˈfiks /

noun

barium sulfate used as a white pigment in paints.

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Origin of blanc fixe

1865–70; <French: literally, fixed white. See fix, blank
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British Dictionary definitions for blanc fixe

blanc fixe
/ French (blɑ̃ fiks) /

noun

another name for barium sulphate

Word Origin for blanc fixe

literally: fixed white
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