petuntse

or pe·tun·tze

[ pi-too n-tse; Chinese baw-duhn-dzuh ]
/ pɪˈtʊn tsɛ; Chinese ˈbɔˈdʌnˈdzʌ /

noun

a type of feldspar, used in certain porcelains.

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Origin of petuntse

1720–30; < Chinese (Wade-Giles) pai2tun1tzŭ0, (pinyin) bái dùnzi white mound
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British Dictionary definitions for petuntse

petuntse

petuntze

/ (pɪˈtʌntsɪ, -ˈtʊn-) /

noun

a fusible feldspathic mineral used in hard-paste porcelain; china stone

Word Origin for petuntse

C18: from Chinese (Beijing) pe tun tzu, from pe white + tun heap + tzu offspring
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