delft

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noun, often attributive \ˈdelft\

Definition of delft

  1. 1 :  tin-glazed Dutch earthenware with blue and white or polychrome decoration

  2. 2 :  ceramic ware (such as tiles) resembling or imitative of Dutch delft

Origin and Etymology of delft

Delft, Netherlands


First Known Use: 1723


Delft

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geographical name \ˈdelft\

Definition of Delft

  1. commune in the southwestern part of the Netherlands population 99,097 Delft is famous for the manufacture of pottery (delftware) especially in the 17th and 18th centuries.


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