earthenware

noun
earth·​en·​ware | \ ˈər-thən-ˌwer How to pronounce earthenware (audio) , -t͟hən-\

Definition of earthenware

: ceramic ware made of slightly porous opaque clay fired at low heat

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Synonyms for earthenware

Synonyms

crockery, pottery, stoneware

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Examples of earthenware in a Sentence

The dish is made of earthenware. a wide array of hand-painted earthenware available at the craft fair

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Blue and white earthenware abounds, in the space but this vase c. 1680 caught my eye. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Oldies but Goodies: The 10 Standout Antiques from The Winter Show," 18 Jan. 2019 This faux aloe plant comes with a neutral earthenware pot for an organic vibe. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "7 of the Best-Looking Fake Plants You Can Buy," 28 Dec. 2018 The dog lies on a simple wooden table nestled next to familiar objects: a bundle of firewood, a lidded earthenware jar, a wicker fruit basket, and a pair of wooden sandals, presumably those of its master or mistress. Arthur Wheelock, WSJ, "Well-Worn Life, Frozen In Time," 19 Oct. 2018 The glossy earthenware bowl is also included and easy to wipe clean. Stephanie Granada, Sunset, "10 Stylish Pet Furniture Picks," 22 Jan. 2018 They were found in the earthenware vessel covered in a thick layer of clay. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Archaeologists Discover They’ve Been Excavating Lost Assyrian City," 15 May 2018 This food falls into the category known as nabemono or nabe, traditionally made in Japanese earthenware called donabe, often on a portable burner at the table. Eleanore Park, WSJ, "Comfort Food That Brings the Whole Table Together," 9 May 2018 The folded earthenware vessel coated in Ferrari-red car paint by Ann Van Hoey introduces the tension of ostentatious consumerism. Amy Verner, Vogue, "Dame Helen Mirren Presents Scottish Ceramist Jennifer Lee With the Second Annual Loewe Craft Prize," 4 May 2018 Inside the earthenware cooking pot were 500 coins, 12 of them gold, the rest silver. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "15th Century Pot of Gold (and Silver) Found in the Netherlands," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of earthenware

circa 1624, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of earthenware was circa 1624

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earthenware

noun
earth·​en·​ware | \ ˈər-thən-ˌwer How to pronounce earthenware (audio) \

Kids Definition of earthenware

: things (as dishes) made of baked clay

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