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Definition of "earthen" []

  • Made of earth or clay: an earthen fortification; an earthen pot. (adjective)
  • Earthly; worldly. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "earthen" in a sentence
  • "It was not only because we had just passed through our seven lean years, cooking in earthen vessels, eating black bread on holidays and wearing cotton; it was chiefly because these wooden chairs and tin pans were American chairs and pans that they shone glorious in our eyes."
  • "There he sat down to rest a while by a well, where the women were drawing water in earthen pitchers."
  • "They put this water in earthen jars to cool, in order to render it fit for drinking, but it never becomes fresh and cold."
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