A very pure white clay, ordinarily in the form of an impalpable powder, and used to form the paste of porcelain; China clay; porcelain clay. It is chiefly derived from the decomposition of common feldspar.

The name is now applied to all porcelain clays which endure the fire without discolouration.

Origin: Chin. Kao-ling.

(01 Mar 1998)

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