Definition of bone china in English:

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bone china

Pronunciation: /ˌbōn ˈCHīnə/


Fine china made of clay mixed with bone ash.
Example sentences
  • The factory continues to make porcelain and bone china today.
  • Finally, was the cup made of bone china or ordinary porcelain?
  • She smiled happily as moved vegetables into white bone china serving dishes and places them onto the table.

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Syllabification: bone chi·na

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