basaltware

basaltware

[buh-sawlt-wair, bas-awlt-, bey-sawlt-]
noun
a type of unglazed stoneware, usually black with a dull gloss, developed by Josiah Wedgwood.
Also called basaltes [buh-sawl-teez] .


Origin:
basalt + ware1

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basaltware (ˈbæsɔːltˌwɛə, ˈbeɪsɔːlt-)
 
n
hard fine-grained black stoneware, made in Europe, esp in England, in the late 18th century

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