soft-paste

soft paste

noun
any of a variety of artificial porcelains, usually incorporating glass or glass ingredients.
French pâte tendre.
Compare hard paste.
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soft paste
 
n
a.  artificial porcelain made from clay, bone ash, etc
 b.  (as modifier): softpaste porcelain
 
[C19: from paste1 (in the sense: the mixture from which porcelain is made); so called because of its consistency]

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