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tableware

[tey-buh l-wair] /ˈteɪ bəlˌwɛər/
noun
1.
the dishes, utensils, etc., used at the table.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; table + ware1
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British Dictionary definitions for table-ware

tableware

/ˈteɪbəlˌwɛə/
noun
1.
articles such as dishes, plates, knives, forks, etc, used at meals
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Word Origin and History for table-ware

tableware

n.

1852, from table (n.) + ware.

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Encyclopedia Article for table-ware

tableware

utensils used at the table for holding, serving, and handling food and drink. Tableware includes various types of containers (known as hollowware, q.v.), spoons and forks (flatware, q.v.), knives (cutlery, q.v.), and a variety of dishes and accessories.

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