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noun
a white ash obtained by calcining bones, used as a fertilizer and in the making of bone china.
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Also called bone earth.

Origin of bone ash

First recorded in 1615–25
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bone ash

noun
the residue obtained when bones are burned in air, consisting mainly of calcium phosphate. It is used as a fertilizer and in the manufacture of bone china
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