Pronunciation: (fyOO-zān', fyOO'zān; Fr. fy-zan'), [key]
—pl. -sainsPronunciation: (-zānz', -zānz; Fr. -zan') [key] 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.
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