Fusain definitions

fyo͝o'zān, fyo͝o-zān'
A type of fine charcoal pencil prepared from the wood of the spindle tree.
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A drawing made with this.
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A type of brittle, porous, black bituminous coal having a silky luster and a fibrous structure.
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A black, friable band in bituminous coal, characterized by a fibrous structure and silky luster.
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Fine charcoal in stick form, made from the wood of the spindle tree.
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A sketch or drawing made with this charcoal.
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Fine charcoal of willow wood, used as a drawing implement.
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A drawing made with it.
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Origin of fusain

French 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