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earthenware

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noun earth·en·ware \-ˌwer\

Simple Definition of earthenware

  • : a heavy substance that is made by baking clay and that is usually covered with another substance (called a glaze) before it is baked so that it will not absorb water

Full Definition of earthenware

  1. :  ceramic ware made of slightly porous opaque clay fired at low heat

Examples of earthenware

  1. The dish is made of earthenware.

  2. <a wide array of hand-painted earthenware available at the craft fair>



1646

First Known Use of earthenware

1646

Rhymes with earthenware


EARTHENWARE Defined for Kids

earthenware

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noun earth·en·ware \ˈər-thən-ˌwer\

Definition of earthenware

  1. :  things (as dishes) made of baked clay





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