Definition of Bizen ware
: a Japanese ceramic ware produced since the 14th century that is typically a dark bronzy stoneware often with smears of natural ash glaze
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Origin and Etymology of bizen ware
partial translation of Japanese bizen-yaki, from Bizen, former province in Japan, where it was made + Japanese yaki pottery
First Known Use: 1875See Words from the same year
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