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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Powdered barium sulfate used as a base for watercolor pigments and as a filler in paper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a white insoluble radiopaque powder used as a pigment

Etymologies

French : blanc, white + fixe, fixed.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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