vegetable black


Definition of vegetable black

1 : a fine lampblack made by the combustion of vegetable oils
2 : any of various black pigments resembling lampblacks but made by charring vegetable matter (as vine twigs, willow wood, or wood-pulp waste) and used chiefly in printing inks, cements, and mortars — compare carbon black, vine black

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