American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Iron utensils with a mottled enamel resembling granite.
- n. Earthenware with a speckled glaze resembling granite.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any fine pottery decorated by a more or less exact imitation of the speckled surface of granite; specifically, one of Josiah Wedgwood's pebble-wares, described by him in 1770 as “barely sprinkled with blue” and ornaments gilt.” See pebbleware.
- n. A fine pottery similar to ironstone china, referring to its supposed hardness.
- n. A variety of enameled ironware much used for utensils of cookery, in which the enamel is gray and stone-like, and very durable.
- n. Ironware that has been coated with a layer of vitreous enamel with a swirled or speckled pattern resembling granite.
- n. Pottery with the same type of enamel coating.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A Kind of ironware, coated with an enamel resembling granite.
- n. a kind of ironware with stone gray enamel.
- n. a kind of stone-grey enamelware
- granite + -ware (Wiktionary)
“I bought knives, forks, and spoons, graniteware dishes and mugs.”
“The ones I bought were the speckled blue graniteware variety.”
“But I think what you are referring to are Italian style espresso cups in enamel, presumably more decorative than plain graniteware.”
“And I have that same graniteware canning pot, purchased this year to make cherry jam.”
“I furnished the coffee, custom-ground Colombian beans brewed in a fifties-era graniteware coffeepot with the original Bakelite knob.”
Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine
“He started a fire, then poured water from his canteen into the small, graniteware coffeepot he carried with him.”
“She frowned and watched as he poured some coffee from a gray-speckied graniteware pot.”
“Montana lined one of the graniteware pans with a blanket and gently placed the weakest chicks inside.”
“Cook together in a graniteware saucepan one cupful granulated sugar and half a cup of water until it spins a thread.”
“Put into a graniteware pan one cupful and a half cupful water and cook gently until bubbles begin to rise from bottom.”
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