Earthenware meaning

ûrthən-wâr, -thən-
Pottery made from a porous clay that is fired at relatively low temperatures. Faience, delft, and majolica are examples of earthenware.
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The coarser sort of containers, tableware, etc. made of baked clay.
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(ceramics) An opaque, semi-porous ceramic made from clay and other compounds.
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Origin of earthenware

  • The first recorded appearance in 1673. Compound of earthen and ware.

    From Wiktionary