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


The first recorded appearance in 1673. Compound of earthen and ware. (Wiktionary)



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