delft

noun, often attributive \ ˈdelft \

Definition of delft

1 : tin-glazed Dutch earthenware with blue and white or polychrome decoration
2 : ceramic ware (such as tiles) resembling or imitative of Dutch delft

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Origin and Etymology of delft

Delft, Netherlands


Delft

geographical name \ ˈdelft \

Definition of Delft

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

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