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bone china

bone china

noun

: thin white plates, bowls, cups, etc., made from clay and crushed bones

Full Definition of BONE CHINA

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

First Known Use of BONE CHINA

1879

Rhymes with BONE CHINA

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