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
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
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: 1875
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Bizen ware? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).