Definitions

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

  • n. A variety of feldspar sometimes mixed with kaolin and used in Chinese porcelain.

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  • n. Alternative form of petunse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of silicious porcelain-clay prepared by the Chinese from partially decomposed granite. It is used by them as a medicine.

Etymologies

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

Chinese (Mandarin) bái dūnzi : bái, white + dūnzi, block of stone (dūn, mound, block + -zi, n. suff. from , son, child).

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