protoporcelain

noun
pro·​to·​porcelain | \ ¦prōt(ˌ)ō+ \

Definition of protoporcelain

: a porcelaneous ware lacking some of the qualities of a true porcelain specifically : a hard-fired gray kaolinic Chinese stoneware known since the Han dynasty

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First Known Use of protoporcelain

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for protoporcelain

prot- + porcelain; probably translation of German urporzellan

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“Protoporcelain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/protoporcelain. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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