lampblack

[ lamp-blak ]
/ ˈlæmpˌblæk /

noun

a fine black pigment consisting of almost pure carbon collected as soot from the smoke of burning oil, gas, etc.

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Origin of lampblack

First recorded in 1590–1600; lamp + black
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British Dictionary definitions for lamp-black

lampblack
/ (ˈlæmpˌblæk) /

noun

a finely divided form of almost pure carbon produced by the incomplete combustion of organic compounds, such as natural gas, used in making carbon electrodes and dynamo brushes and as a pigment
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