noun \ˈmī-sən\

Definition of MEISSEN

:  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


geographical name \ˈmī-sən\

Definition of MEISSEN

city E Germany NW of Dresden pop 33,997


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