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 The type of plant varies month to month and each one is hand-potted in a colorful earthenware planter. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "12 thoughtful Easter gifts that don't require shipping," 8 Apr. 2020 Double sinks are encased in concrete counters and Ironworks earthenware tiles were handmade by Pratt & Larson of Portland. oregonlive, "Restored Scandinavian midcentury modern in Southwest Portland showcases soothing spaces," 22 Mar. 2020 Schnapps distillers age their fruit brandies in large earthenware containers. Liza Weisstuch,, "A spirited tour through Germany’s Black Forest," 25 Oct. 2019 An earthenware piece bearing a drawing of what might be a female shaman was uncovered during excavation work in western Japan, local officials announced. Fox News, "Ancient earthen vessel reveals drawing of possible female shaman," 14 Oct. 2019 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

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 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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