from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A trademark used for a type of pottery made by Josiah Wedgwood and his successors.
- Wedgwood, Josiah 1730-1795. British potter who improved the materials and processes of pottery. The wares from his factory (founded 1759) are among the finest examples of British earthenware and neoclassical vases.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. An English habitational surname from a place in Staffordshire.
- proper n. Josiah Wedgwood, English potter.
- proper n. The ceramic ware with white embossed cameos made by this potter, and the company that bears his name.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. English potter (1730-1795)
- n. a type of pottery made by Josiah Wedgwood and his successors; typically has a classical decoration in white on a blue background
Old English wice ("wych elm") + wudu ("wood"). (Wiktionary)