- 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 *f&umacron;sag&omacron;, *f&umacron;sagin-, spindle (formerly made from the wood of a spindle tree), from Latin f&umacron;sus.
From French fusain.