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Meissen

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noun Meis·sen \ˈmī-sən\

Definition of Meissen

  1. :  a ceramic ware made at Meissen near Dresden; especially :  a European porcelain developed under the patronage of the king of Saxony about 1715 and used for both ornamental and table wares —called also Meissen china, Meissen ware



Origin of meissen

Meissen, Saxony, Germany


First Known Use: 1863


Meissen

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geographical name Meis·sen \ˈmī-sən\

Definition of Meissen

  1. city E Germany NW of Dresden pop 33,997




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