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boneblack

[bohn-blak] /ˈboʊnˌblæk/
noun
1.
a black, carbonaceous substance obtained by calcining bones in closed vessels, used as a black pigment, a decolorizing agent, etc.
Origin of boneblack
1805-1815
1805-15; bone1 + black
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boneblack

/ˈbəʊnˌblæk/
noun
1.
a black residue from the destructive distillation of bones, containing about 10 per cent carbon and 80 per cent calcium phosphate, used as a decolorizing agent and pigment
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