blanc de chine


often capitalized C
: white Chinese porcelain usually used for making figurines

Examples of blanc de chine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More complicated vintage lamps or blanc de chine lamps will take an extra time and materials, and should cost under $100 to rewire, Wright says. Brittany Anas, House Beautiful, 1 July 2023

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Word History


French, literally, white of China

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blanc de chine was in 1888

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“Blanc de chine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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