Definition of petuntse in English:


Syllabification: pe·tun·tse
Pronunciation: /pəˈto͝ontse


  • A type of weathered volcanic tuff used to make Chinese porcelain.
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    • Other fusible materials were added: the mineral sericite (a type of mica called petuntse) by the Chinese, alabaster by the Böttger workshop.
    • The proportions of kaolin and petuntse in hard-paste porcelain may vary.
    • Unlike earthenware and stoneware, porcelain is basically made from a mixture of two ingredients - kaolin and petuntse.


early 18th century: from Chinese (Mandarin dialect) báidūnzi, from bái 'white' + dūn 'stone' + the suffix -zi.

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