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faience

noun fa·ience \fā-ˈän(t)s, fī-, -ˈäⁿs\

Definition of faience

  1. :  earthenware decorated with opaque colored glazes



Variants of faience

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faïence

play \fā-ˈän(t)s, fī-, -ˈäⁿs\

Origin and Etymology of faience

French, from Faenza, Italy


First Known Use: 1714


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