noun, plural fu·sains [fyoo-zeynz, fyoo-zeynz; French fyzan] /fyuˈzeɪnz, ˈfyu zeɪnz; French füˈzɛ̃/ for 2.

  1. a fine charcoal used in drawing, made from the wood of the spindle tree.
  2. a drawing made with this charcoal.
  3. a blackish-gray, friable component of coal with a silky luster that leaves a charcoallike mark.


  1. a fine charcoal pencil or stick made from the spindle tree
  2. a drawing done with such a pencil
  3. a dull black brittle form of carbon resembling charcoal, found in certain coals

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