bone china


Definition of bone china 

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

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Moist ribs plopped on a Chinet plate are still light years better than Escargot on bone China with a perfectly symmetrical drizzle of parsley butter. Andy Staples,, "Turnaround Artist Dave Clawson and Wake Forest Are Cooking With Gas Now," 4 June 2018 Sure, some of us guests hanker for the bone china and starched white linen. James P. Dewan,, "5 beer snacks you can make at home to impress your drinking buddies," 17 May 2018 Queen Elizabeth drinks Earl Grey from a bone china cup and would probably be aghast at the commoners who add milk. Zahra Pettican, Bon Appetit, "11 Positively British Snacks to Order Online Before the Royal Wedding," 8 May 2018 Now, a year later, Tiffany is selling a bone china version of that paper cup—same shape, same blue, the name in black—along with silver plates crimped like standard-issue paper ones. Reed Krakoff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Garden State: Reed Krakoff's First Collection for Tiffany & Co.," 2 May 2018 Prices of products on sale run from $95 for the Everyday Objects paper cup in bone china to the Tiffany T Square Bracelet in 18-karat gold at $5,200. Kavita Daswani,, "Bloomingdale's celebrates music and the Grammys; Ermenegildo Zegna delivers the new man bag," 26 Jan. 2018 After pouring a small amount of cleanser into the bone china mixing bowl, use circular motions to create a lather, which can be gently massaged over the skin to remove excess keratin buildup every seven days. Monica Kim, Vogue, "Suvé Is the Japanese Face-Cleansing Tool That Will Radically Change Your Skin," 16 Oct. 2017 At Cath Kidston, where winsome London prints are always the cup of tea, 7.50 will buy a bone china mug printed with those red London buses. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "What Can the New 10-Pound Jane Austen Note Buy You? Seeking Cheap Thrills at London Fashion Week," 14 Sep. 2017 There are also bone china and cut crystal pieces, piggy banks, and cashmere blankets. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "Inside the Secret World of Tiffany & Co.'s Silversmiths​," 12 Sep. 2017

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1824, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of bone china

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

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