bone ash

noun

: the white porous residue chiefly of tribasic calcium phosphate from bones calcined in air used especially in making pottery and glass and in cleaning jewelry

Examples of bone ash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Historically, this material is made with china clay, china stone, and bone ash. Kelsey Mulvey, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Aug. 2023 So, why bone ash? Melissa Locker, Southern Living, 30 June 2021 Though, unlike traditional bone china, this fine china porcelain is made without animal bone ash for a vegan-friendly tea time. Deanne Revel, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 Jan. 2023 Bone china is in the ceramic family, but animal bone ash is added to strengthen stoneware. Deanne Revel, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 Jan. 2023 Fish and Chips, the main plate, uses fish-bone ash in the clay body and potato peelings in the glazing. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 1 Aug. 2022 The exact composition of porcelain varies depending on its use and the manufacturer, although one common ingredient is kaolin, a soft white clay that is combined with other ingredients like bone ash, sand, magnesium, quartz, and feldspar. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, 30 June 2021 The process of making bone ash is a bit complicated. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, 30 June 2021 Specifically, bone china is made up of at least 25% bone ash. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, 30 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1622, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bone ash was in 1622

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“Bone ash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bone%20ash. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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