from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Pottery made from a porous clay that is fired at relatively low temperatures. Faience, delft, and majolica are examples of earthenware.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An opaque, semi-porous ceramic made from clay and other compounds.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Vessels and other utensils, ornaments, or the like, made of baked clay. See crockery, pottery, stoneware, and porcelain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Vessels or other objects of clay (whether alone or mixed with other mineral substances) baked or fired in a kiln, or more rarely sun-dried or otherwise prepared without firing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. ceramic ware made of porous clay fired at low heat
Now, except for the summer months, there are tourists almost daily, more than 300 potters and the earthenware is all signed.
Owing to lack of specificity in popular parlance earthenware is often referred to popularly as china but never as bone china.
The museum's collection of pre-Columbian earthenware is outstanding and the museum is not so huge as to overwhelm the casual visitor.
British earthenware is also an excellent product entirely suitable for its purpose and appreciably less costly.
I took the pint mug of white earthenware from the shelf behind her.
The monastic orders gladly accept this heavy peasant earthenware, which is easily fashioned into a Capuchin or an Ursuline.
Products called earthenware, whiteware, low-temperature ceramics, and terra cotta are all fired in the range of 900-1100°C.
What is more worthy of note is the credulity with which he swallows the fabulous inventions of the "monkish chroniclers" when set before him in English earthenware.
Some of the hills are remarkable for a fine red earth, which I take to be the same with that of which the inhabitants of Chili make their earthenware, which is almost as beautiful as the red porcelain of China.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 10 Arranged in systematic order: Forming a complete history of the origin and progress of navigation, discovery, and commerce, by sea and land, from the earliest ages to the present time.
- low temperature from 900-1100°C, called earthenware;
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.