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graniteware

[gran-it-wair] /ˈgræn ɪtˌwɛər/
noun
1.
a kind of ironware with a gray, stonelike enamel.
2.
pottery with a speckled appearance like that of granite.
3.
a semivitreous white pottery somewhat harder than earthenware.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; granite + ware1
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  • It was called graniteware because the basic material used is ground granite.
British Dictionary definitions for graniteware

graniteware

/ˈɡrænɪtˌwɛə/
noun
1.
iron vessels coated with enamel of a granite-like appearance
2.
a type of very durable white semivitreous pottery
3.
a type of pottery with a speckled glaze
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