Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A black pigment containing about 10 percent charcoal, made by roasting bones in an airtight container and used in polishes, as a filtering medium, and in decolorizing sugar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See Bone black, under bone, n.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A preparation containing carbonized bone, used as a pigment and a filtering medium.

Etymologies

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bone +‎ black

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