faience

[fahy-ahns, fey-; French fa-yahns]
noun
glazed earthenware or pottery, especially a fine variety with highly colored designs.
Also, faïence.


Origin:
1705–15; < French, orig. pottery of Faenza, city in northern Italy

fiancé, fiancée, faience.
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faïence (faɪˈɑːns, feɪ-)
 
n
a.  tin-glazed earthenware, usually that of French, German, Italian, or Scandinavian origin
 b.  (as modifier): a faïence cup
 
[C18: from French, strictly: pottery from Faenza]

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faience
1714, from Fr. faïence, probably from Fayence, Fr. form of Faenza, city in Italy that was a noted ceramics center 16c.
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Example sentences
There also you may find several exquisite blue faience figures of cats, and an entire case is filled with bronzes.
They developed a magnificent but restrained architecture, a muscular setting for the rampant faience that adorned it.
Chapters are arranged by country or by type of ware, eg, majolica or faience.
Now even in blue faience her skin sucks centuries of marshes from her marrow.
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