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earthenware

noun earth·en·ware \-ˌwer\

: 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

:  ceramic ware made of slightly porous opaque clay fired at low heat
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Examples of EARTHENWARE

  1. The dish is made of earthenware.
  2. <a wide array of hand-painted earthenware available at the craft fair>

First Known Use of EARTHENWARE

1646

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EARTHENWARE Defined for Kids

earthenware

noun earth·en·ware \ˈər-thən-ˌwer\

Definition of EARTHENWARE for Kids

:  things (as dishes) made of baked clay

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