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bone china



a fine, naturally white china made with bone ash.


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Nearby words

bone bed, bone black, bone block, bone canaliculus, bone cell, bone china, bone conduction, bone density, bone dry, bone earth, bone felon

Origin of bone china

First recorded in 1900–05
Also called bone porcelain. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bone china

  • He was more finely bred than any American she had met, with his bone-china accent, willowy height and languid wit.

    Tallulah Bankhead: Gay, Drunk and Liberated in an Era of Excess Art|Judith Mackrell|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for bone china

bone china


porcelain containing bone ash
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