protoporcelain

noun pro·to·porcelain \¦prōt(ˌ)ō+\

Definition of protoporcelain

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of protoporcelain

prot- + porcelain; probably translation of German urporzellan


First Known Use: 1904


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