bone china

noun

Definition of bone china

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

First Known Use of bone china

1824


BONE CHINA Defined for English Language Learners

bone china

noun

Definition of bone china for English Language Learners

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


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