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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Examples of earthenware in a Sentence

The dish is made of earthenware. a wide array of hand-painted earthenware available at the craft fair
Recent Examples on the Web Pender uses white earthenware, glass, wood and steel in his pieces, which are often finished to resemble other materials, such as bone or wood. Linda Jerkins, ajc, "Southern Made: 3 artists at 3-day craft show," 7 Mar. 2018 Pandolfi’s serving vessels were glazed white with raw, sandy outsides, and even the utensils were brought out in a large earthenware jug, part centerpiece and part tool kit. New York Times, "How to Host a Summer Barbecue Like a Professional," 23 Aug. 2019 Alabaster fruit; vintage earthenware jug—John Derian (M). House Beautiful, "September 2011 Issue Product Guide," 29 June 2011 Even a single Wellfleet oyster ($3) is given every respect: My friend’s arrived atop an earthenware bowl of ice with a slice of lemon and three sauces, including a deeply flavorful cherry mignonette. Joan Wilder,, "Salt Raw Bar offers flavors from around the world," 24 July 2019 Trend-setting restaurants from New York to Singapore are serving natural vintages, fermented in earthenware vessels called qvevri. Alena Hadley, National Geographic, "Taste What's Cooking Across the Globe: 10 Edible Trips," 8 Apr. 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 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

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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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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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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