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Definition of "earthenware" []

  • Pottery made from a porous clay that is fired at relatively low temperatures. Faience, delft, and majolica are examples of earthenware. (noun)

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 "earthenware" in a sentence
  • "Now, except for the summer months, there are tourists almost daily, more than 300 potters and the earthenware is all signed."
  • "Owing to lack of specificity in popular parlance earthenware is often referred to popularly as china but never as bone china."
  • "The museum's collection of pre-Columbian earthenware is outstanding and the museum is not so huge as to overwhelm the casual visitor."