blanc de chine

noun, often capitalized C
\ ˌbläⁿ-də-ˈshēn How to pronounce blanc de chine (audio) \

Definition of blanc de chine

: white Chinese porcelain usually used for making figurines

First Known Use of blanc de chine

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blanc de chine

French, literally, white of China

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“Blanc de chine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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