from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Iron utensils with a mottled enamel resembling granite.
- n. Earthenware with a speckled glaze resembling granite.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Kind of ironware, coated with an enamel resembling granite.
- n. a kind of ironware with stone gray enamel.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a kind of stone-grey enamelware
granite + -ware (Wiktionary)