parian

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noun par·i·an \ˈper-ē-ən\

Definition of parian

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

Origin and Etymology of parian

Parian, adjective; from its suitability for making statuettes


Parian

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adjective Par·i·an \ˈper-ē-ən\

Definition of Parian

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

First Known Use of parian

1578

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