Definition of china stone in English:

Share this entry

china stone

noun

[mass noun]
Partly kaolinized granite containing plagioclase feldspar, which is ground and mixed with kaolin to make porcelain.
Example sentences
  • This was made from a mixture of Cornish china clay and china stone.
  • To make porcelain (the finest kind of china) it is fused with china stone, or petuntse, at very high temperature.
  • China stone contains kaolin, quartz, mica, and fluorite.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: china stone

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.