earthenware definition

  • noun:
    • Pottery made of a porous clay which fired at relatively low conditions. Faience, delft, and majolica are samples of earthenware.
    • An opaque, semi-porous ceramic made from clay also substances.
    • Vessels also utensils, ornaments, or perhaps the want, made of cooked clay. See crockery, pottery, stoneware, and porcelain.
    • Vessels or any other objects of clay (whether only or combined with other mineral substances) baked or fired in a kiln, or even more rarely sun-dried or else prepared without firing.
    • ceramic ware manufactured from porous clay fired at low temperature

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