bone china
noun Date: 1879 translucent white china made with bone ash or calcium phosphate and characterized by whiteness

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  • bone china — n. translucent china made with white clay to which bone ash or calcium phosphate has been added …   English World dictionary

  • bone china — n [U] delicate and expensive cups, plates etc that are made partly with crushed bone …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bone China — Bone Chi|na [ boun tʃainə] das; <aus engl. bone china »Knochenporzellan«> Porzellan, das Knochenasche enthält …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • bone china — noun uncount very delicate cups, plates, etc., made from clay mixed with crushed bone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bone china — ► NOUN ▪ white porcelain containing the mineral residue of burnt bones …   English terms dictionary

  • bone china — a fine, naturally white china made with bone ash. Also called bone porcelain. [1900 05] * * * Hard paste porcelain containing bone ash. It was developed by Josiah Spode (1754–1827) in England с 1800. The addition of bone ash to china stone and… …   Universalium

  • Bone china — url= http://www.vam.ac.uk/images/image/38647 popup.html title= Bone china work=Ceramics accessdate= 2007 12 06] Victoria and Albert Museum, London] Bone china is a type of porcelain body first developed in Britain in which calcined cattle bone… …   Wikipedia

  • bone china — noun fine porcelain that contains bone ash • Hypernyms: ↑china * * * noun [noncount] : thin white plates, bowls, cups, etc., made from clay and crushed bones * * * ˌbone ˈchina [bone china] …   Useful english dictionary

  • bone china — N UNCOUNT Bone china is a kind of thin china that contains powdered bone …   English dictionary

  • Bone China — Knochenporzellan (engl. Bone China) ist ein Weichporzellan, besitzt aber dennoch eine sehr hohe Kantenschlagfestigkeit. Zusätzlich zu Kaolin, Feldspat und Quarzsand enthält es einen 52 prozentigen Anteil verglühter Knochenasche, woraus der Name… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bone china — bone′ chi′na n. cer a fine, naturally white china made with bone ash …   From formal English to slang

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