blanc fixe

[blahngk feeks, blangk fiks; French blahn feeks]
barium sulfate used as a white pigment in paints.

1865–70; < French: literally, fixed white. See fix, blank Unabridged
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blanc fixe (blɑ̃ fiks)
another name for barium sulphate
[literally: fixed white]

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