Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Made of earth or clay.
  • adjective Earthly; worldly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Made of earth; made of clay or other earthy substance: as, an earthen vessel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Made of earth; made of burnt or baked clay, or other like substances.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Made of earth or mud.
  • adjective Made of clay (especially said of pottery).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective made of earth (or baked clay)

Etymologies

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Used before 1325 as erthen, from eorthene, presumably from Middle English erthe, eorthe ("earth").

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