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soft paste

noun
1.
any of a variety of artificial porcelains, usually incorporating glass or glass ingredients.
French pâte tendre.
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soft paste

noun
1.
  1. artificial porcelain made from clay, bone ash, etc
  2. (as modifier): softpaste porcelain
Word Origin
C19: from paste1 (in the sense: the mixture from which porcelain is made); so called because of its consistency
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