parian

noun
par·​i·​an | \ ˈper-ē-ən How to pronounce parian (audio) \

Definition of parian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a porcelain composed essentially of kaolin and feldspar and usually used unglazed in ornamental articles

Parian

adjective
Par·​i·​an | \ ˈper-ē-ən How to pronounce Parian (audio) \

Definition of Parian (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to the island of Paros noted for its marble used extensively for sculpture in ancient times

First Known Use of parian

Noun

1824, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1578, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parian

Noun

Parian, adjective; from its suitability for making statuettes

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“Parian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parian. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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