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

  • n. Porcelain made of clay mixed with bone ash.

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  • n. an English form of porcelain made from clay mixed with bone ash

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

  • n. fine porcelain that contains bone ash


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  • SOUZA’S STEAK bled as he cut into it, forming a pinkish puddle around the meat that spread and coated the white bone china plate.

    Over the Edge

  • “Harriet’s not feeling well this afternoon,” Lottie informed her smoothly, taking a sip of tea from a bone china cup.

    One Night Of Scandal

  • Mrs. Cavanaugh put a pastel blue plate and a plaid cloth napkin in front of Sonora, served her two biscuits, and poured her a cup of coffee in a bone china cup that was white with deep rose flowers, a glued and glazed crack in the saucer beneath.

    The Debt Collector


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