Chien ware

noun

chēˈenˌ-
variants or less commonly Chien yao
-n¦yau̇
: a dark Chinese stoneware dating from the Sung period that usually has a brown-mottled black glaze and is used especially for tea wares

Word History

Etymology

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 4 Mar. 2024.

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