Meaning of fusain

fu•sain

Pronunciation: (fy-zān', fy'zān Fr. fy-zan'), [key]
— pl. -sains
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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