|dust; powder||China ink; ink stick; abbrev. for Mexico|
|simp. and trad.
- (literary, historical) white face powder and black pigment used as women's make-up
- (literary, historical) white powder and black pigment used for painting; (figuratively) painting; drawing
- (literary) white powder and black pigment used in the make-up for stage performers; (figuratively) opera; drama
- (literary) black and white; two distinct and contrasting things