dish·​ware | \ˈdish-ˌwer \

Definition of dishware 

: tableware (as of china) used in serving food

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Obviously, plastic dishware is fine to take, but regular table settings are normally a no-no. Christopher Elliott, The Seattle Times, "Travel Wise | No, you can’t (usually) take airplane pillows home with you," 15 Oct. 2018 Hello Kitty herself can be spotted on the walls, on the dishware, in special artwork created just for the location, and even as an ice cube! Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Sanrio to Open First-Ever Hello Kitty Grand Café," 8 Sep. 2018 So do Linda and Audrey G. Loreen T. uses them for seasonal dishware. Ellen Warren,, "Still puzzled by the shrunken men's suit?," 20 June 2018 Provide guests with cushy seating and beautiful dishware worthy of an indoor party. Kim Cook, The Seattle Times, "How to bring indoor style to your outdoor entertaining," 26 June 2018 Wedding season has arrived, and strolling through Target to snag another dishware set or standing mixer can become redundant and unexciting. Christen A. Johnson,, "Paying for student loans, IVF with wedding money? Cash, charity registries increasingly common, study says," 22 June 2018 Over time, Spade’s brand matured and expanded into other categories, like stationery, dishwares, and shoes. Janelle Nanos,, "Mourning Kate Spade, female creatives share struggles with balancing real life and lifestyle brands," 8 June 2018 The scrape of metal dishware and the chatter of eager customers rises above the sound of the torrential rain outside. Chase Quinn, Bon Appetit, "Inside the Lunch Rush at Bertha’s Kitchen, a Soul Food Institution," 6 June 2018 For the at-home gourmand, eye-catching enamel dishware, a homemade kimchi kit, a state-of-the-art ceramic steamer set, and a super fancy citrus press are just some of the tools rounding out the list of kitchen game-changers. Sunset, "Nordstrom’s New Pop-Up Shops are a Foodie’s Dream Come True," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of dishware

1946, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dishware

: plates, bowls, cups, etc., that are usually part of a set

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