Josiah Wedgwood

Wedgwood

[wej-wood]
noun
1.
Josiah, 1730–95, English potter.
2.
Trademark. a brand of ceramic ware made by Josiah Wedgwood and his successors.
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Wedgwood1 (ˈwɛdʒwʊd)
 
n
1.  trademark
 a.  pottery produced, esp during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, at the Wedgwood factories
 b.  such pottery having applied classical decoration in white on a blue or other coloured ground
 
adj
2.  relating to or characteristic of such pottery: Wedgwood blue

Wedgwood2 (ˈwɛdʒwʊd)
 
n
Josiah. 1730--95, British potter and industrialist, who founded several pottery works near Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire

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wedgwood
type of English pottery, 1787, from Josiah Wedgwood (1730-95), English potter.
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