boneblack

or bone black

[ bohn-blak ]
/ ˈboʊnˌblæk /

noun

a black, carbonaceous substance obtained by calcining bones in closed vessels, used as a black pigment, a decolorizing agent, etc.

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Origin of boneblack

First recorded in 1805–15; bone + black
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British Dictionary definitions for boneblack

boneblack
/ (ˈbəʊnˌblæk) /

noun

a black residue from the destructive distillation of bones, containing about 10 per cent carbon and 80 per cent calcium phosphate, used as a decolorizing agent and pigment
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