- a type of fine charcoal pencil prepared from the wood of the spindle tree
- a drawing made with this
- a type of brittle, porous, black bituminous coal having a silky luster and a fibrous structure
Origin of fusainFr, origin, originally , spindle tree from Vulgar Latin an unverified form fusago (gen. an unverified form fusaginis) from Classical Latin fusus, a spindle
- a. Fine charcoal in stick form, made from the wood of the spindle tree.b. A sketch or drawing made with this charcoal.
- A black, friable band in bituminous coal, characterized by a fibrous structure and silky luster.
Origin of fusainFrench spindle tree, charcoal made from its wood from Vulgar Latin fūsāgō *fūsāgin- spindle (formerly made from the wood of a spindle tree) from Latin fūsus
From French fusain.