majolica[mə jäl′i kə]
- a variety of Italian pottery, enameled, glazed, and richly colored and decorated
- pottery like this
Origin: It maiolica < Maiolica, Majorca, where produced
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- 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: Italian maiolica, from Medieval Latin Māiōlica, Majorca (where it was made), alteration of Late Latin Māiōrica.