Chien ware

noun
\ chēˈenˌ- \
variants: or less commonly Chien yao \ -​n¦yau̇ \

Definition of Chien ware

: a dark Chinese stoneware dating from the Sung period that usually has a brown-mottled black glaze and is used especially for tea wares

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History and Etymology for Chien ware

borrowed from Chinese (Beijing) jiànyáo, from jiàn, short for Jiànyáng, district in northeast Fujian province where the ware was fired + yáo "kiln"

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“Chien ware.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chien%20ware. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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