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earthenware

[ur-thuh n-wair] /ˈɜr θənˌwɛər/
noun
1.
pottery of baked or hardened clay, especially any of the coarse, opaque varieties.
2.
clay for making such pottery.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; earthen + ware1
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  • The cooled sugar was poured into cone-shaped unglazed earthenware molds.
  • Here visitors are greeted with a large and arrestingly modern earthenware bowl.
  • It is surrounded by small earthenware dishes of sashimi.
  • To these they added a petty trade in the coarse sorts of earthenware.
  • The piles of unwashed dishes are taken from an unpretentious earthenware shop which was located in the same house.
  • Maiolica is another name for tin-glazed earthenware, made by bathing clay vessels in a glaze that incorporates tin oxides.
  • Other objects found at the site include metal weapons, tools, and jewelry as well as fully preserved earthenware vessels.
  • Furniture, earthenware, and even kitchen utensils are made by local craftspeople.
  • It seemed as though it had been the custom for a long period of time to throw earthenware out of the windows of this edifice.
  • Or the prepared croûtes may be floated on the soup and browned under the broiler right in the earthenware bowl.
British Dictionary definitions for earthenware

earthenware

/ˈɜːθənˌwɛə/
noun
1.
  1. vessels, etc, made of baked clay
  2. (as adjective): an earthenware pot
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Word Origin and History for earthenware
n.

1670s, from earthen + ware.

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