- a variety of Italian pottery, enameled, glazed, and richly colored and decorated
- pottery like this
Origin of majolicaItalian maiolica from Maiolica, Majorca, where origin, originally 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.