Meaning of petuntse in English:


Pronunciation /peɪˈtʊntsə/ /pɪˈtʌntsə/


mass noun
  • A type of fine china stone used to make Chinese porcelain.

    ‘Other fusible materials were added: the mineral sericite (a type of mica called petuntse) by the Chinese, alabaster by the Böttger workshop.’
    • ‘The proportions of kaolin and petuntse in hard-paste porcelain may vary.’
    • ‘Unlike earthenware and stoneware, porcelain is basically made from a mixture of two ingredients - kaolin and petuntse.’


Early 18th century from Chinese (Mandarin) báidūnzi, from bái ‘white’ + dūn ‘stone’ + the suffix -zi.