Petuntze
Petunse Pe*tunse", Petuntse Pe*tuntse", Petuntze Pe*tuntze", n. [From Chinese.] Powdered fledspar, kaolin, or quartz, used in the manufacture of porcelain. [1913 Webster]

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  • petuntze — pe·tun·tze or pe·tun·tse (pə to͝onʹtsĕ) n. A variety of feldspar sometimes mixed with kaolin and used in Chinese porcelain.   [Chinese (Mandarin) bái dūnzi: bái, white + dūnzi, block of stone (dūn, mound, block + zi, n. suff. fr …   Universalium

  • petuntze — pe·tun·tze …   English syllables

  • petuntze — noun see petuntse …   Useful english dictionary

  • Petunse — Pe*tunse , Petuntse Pe*tuntse , Petuntze Pe*tuntze , n. [From Chinese.] Powdered fledspar, kaolin, or quartz, used in the manufacture of porcelain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Petuntse — Petunse Pe*tunse , Petuntse Pe*tuntse , Petuntze Pe*tuntze , n. [From Chinese.] Powdered fledspar, kaolin, or quartz, used in the manufacture of porcelain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • petuntse — /pi toon tse/; Chin. /baw dun dzu /, n. a type of feldspar, used in certain porcelains. Also, petuntze. [1720 30; < Chin (Wade Giles) pai2tun1tzu0, (pinyin) bái dùnzi white mound] * * * …   Universalium

  • pétunsé — (pé tun sé) s. m. Nom d une variété du feldspath commun composé de silice et de chaux, dont on se sert en Chine pour faire la porcelaine. On écrit aussi pétunzé et pétuntzé …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • petuntse — /pəˈtʊntsi/ (say puh toontsee) noun a Chinese rock reduced mechanically to a fine powder and used as one of the ingredients of certain kinds of porcelain. Also, petuntze. {Chinese, from pe (dialect variant of pai) white + tun mound, stone + tze… …   Australian English dictionary

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