ball clay

noun Ceramics.
a fine dark kaolinic clay that turns white or nearly white when fired, used in the manufacture of a wide variety of ceramic wares in combination with other clays for its exceptional bonding properties and plasticity.

1805–15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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