bone china

noun

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

Examples of bone china in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The range features a variety of high-end bone china decked out in vibrant colors reminiscent of the Dame's personal style. Hannah Chubb, Peoplemag, 1 Mar. 2024 Through a bright Utopian-style reception with pendant cluster lights, bone china, and oyster velvet sofas, swan down the tunneling staircase of The House Spa, which was awarded 'Best UK Spa 2023/2024' by the AA. Lewis Nunn, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 Meanwhile, fine bone china is a great choice for more formal occasions. Kelsey Mulvey, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Aug. 2023 Despite having a dainty reputation, fine bone china is actually one of the most durable dinnerware materials. Kelsey Mulvey, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Aug. 2023 Fine Bone China: Despite having a dainty reputation, fine bone china is actually one of the most durable dinnerware materials. Kelsey Mulvey, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Sep. 2022 Served in the Grand Saloon, Regency Tea was created by celebrity baker Lily Vanilli, offered beneath ornate ceilings, elaborate furnishings, and fine art, and served on custom fine bone china featuring mythical characters. Sarah Bray, Town & Country, 21 June 2023 The official Royal Collection shops only released their coronation collection on Friday, and by Wednesday they were sold out online of their English fine bone china coronation coffee mugs and tankards, as well as a coronation biscuit tin. Jennifer Hassan, Washington Post, 21 Apr. 2023 It’s made with strong bone china yet doesn’t come with the high price tag as other luxury bone china brands. Deanne Revel, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bone china was in 1824

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“Bone china.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bone%20china. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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