Meissen

noun
Meis·​sen | \ ˈmī-sᵊn How to pronounce Meissen (audio) \

Definition of Meissen

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a ceramic ware made at Meissen near Dresden especially : a European porcelain developed under the patronage of the king of Saxony about 1715 and used for both ornamental and table wares

called also Meissen china, Meissen ware

Meissen

geographical name
Meis·​sen | \ ˈmī-sᵊn How to pronounce Meissen (audio) \

Definition of Meissen (Entry 2 of 2)

city on the Elbe River in eastern Germany northwest of Dresden population 27,000

First Known Use of Meissen

Noun

1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Meissen

Noun

Meissen, Saxony, Germany

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“Meissen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Meissen. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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