Dresden china

noun
variants: or dresden ware

Definition of Dresden china

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: hard-paste porcelain (as Meissen) made in the vicinity of Dresden and typically characterized by daintiness of design and ornate decoration

Dresden-china

adjective

Definition of Dresden-china (Entry 2 of 2)

: having a delicate or insipid prettiness proud of his Dresden-china doll of a wife

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History and Etymology for Dresden china

Noun

Dresden, Germany

Adjective

Dresden china

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