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

  • n. The white, powdery calcium phosphate ash of burned bones, used as a fertilizer, in making ceramics, and in cleaning and polishing compounds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The white, powdery ash left when bone is burnt; it is high in calcium phosphate and is used as a fertilizer and in making bone china.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. burnt powered; bone earth.
  • n. the residue from calcined bones; -- used for making cupels, and for cleaning jewelry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as bone-earth.

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

  • n. ash left when bones burn; high in calcium phosphate; used as fertilizer and in bone china


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