a fine pigment consisting of almost pure carbon collected as soot from the smoke of burning oil, gas, etc.
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
pigment made from pure, fine carbon, originally from the soot produced by burning oil in lamps, 1590s, see lamp.
- Lamp chimney
noun 1. a glass tube that surrounds the wick in an oil lamp
[lam-pi-doo-suh, -zuh; Italian lahm-pe-doo-zah] /ˌlæm pɪˈdu sə, -zə; Italian ˌlɑm pɛˈdu zɑ/ noun 1. Giuseppe (Tomasi) di [joo-zep-pe taw-mah-zee-dee] /dʒuˈzɛp pɛ tɔˈmɑ zi di/ (Show IPA), 1896–1957, Italian novelist. 2. an island in the Mediterranean, between Tunisia and Malta: belonging to Italy. /ˌlæmpɪˈdjuːzə/ noun 1. an island in the Mediterranean, between Malta and Tunisia. Area: […]
[lam-per] /ˈlæm pər/ noun 1. . /ˈlæmpə/ noun 1. another name for lamprey
/ˈlæmpən/ noun 1. a migratory European lamprey, Lampetra fluviatilis, that spawns in rivers Also called river lamprey