majolica[mə jäl′i kə]
- a variety of Italian pottery, enameled, glazed, and richly colored and decorated
- pottery like this
Origin of majolicaItalian maiolica ; from Maiolica, Majorca, where produced
- Tin-glazed earthenware that is often richly colored and decorated, especially an earthenware of this type produced in Italy.
- Pottery made in imitation of this earthenware.
Origin of majolicaItalian maiolica, from Medieval Latin Māiōlica, Majorca (where it was made), alteration of Late Latin Māiōrica.
c. 1490–1525 Italian majolica dish
Majolica is an Anglicized version of the Italian maiolica. It is named after the Island of Majorca (formerly known as Maiolica), which once was a commerce center for work produced in Valencia, Spain.