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china stone Line breaks: china stone

Definition of china stone in English:


[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.
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