majolica

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noun ma·jol·i·ca \mə-ˈjä-li-kə\
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maiolica

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Definition of majolica

  1. 1 :  earthenware covered with an opaque tin glaze and decorated on the glaze before firing; especially :  an Italian ware of this kind

  2. 2 :  a 19th century earthenware modeled in naturalistic shapes and glazed in lively colors

Origin and Etymology of majolica

Italian maiolica, from Old Italian Maiolica, Maiorica Majorca


First Known Use: 1851


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