lamp-black


noun

  1. a fine black pigment consisting of almost pure carbon collected as soot from the smoke of burning oil, gas, etc.

noun

  1. a finely divided form of almost pure carbon produced by the incomplete combustion of organic compounds, such as natural gas, used in making carbon electrodes and dynamo brushes and as a pigment

n.pigment made from pure, fine carbon, originally from the soot produced by burning oil in lamps, 1590s, see lamp.

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