bone ash

noun

Definition of bone ash

: 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 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 The ashes are combined with local soil, which balances the pH levels of the soil so that the bone ash will break down into nutrients for the forest. Elaine Ingalls, The Mercury News, 1 July 2019 Then, at a long table, the team mixes the person’s cremated remains with soil and water, sometimes adding other elements to offset the naturally highly alkaline and sodium-rich qualities of bone ash. Nellie Bowles, New York Times, 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of bone ash

1622, in the meaning defined above

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“Bone ash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bone%20ash. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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