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blanc fixe

[blahngk feeks, blangk fiks; French blahn feeks] /ˈblɑŋk ˈfiks, ˈblæŋk ˌfɪks; French blɑ̃ ˈfiks/
noun
1.
barium sulfate used as a white pigment in paints.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < French: literally, fixed white. See fix, blank
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blanc fixe

/blɑ̃ fiks/
noun
1.
another name for barium sulphate
Word Origin
literally: fixed white
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