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earthenware

[ur-thuh n-wair] /ˈɜr θənˌwɛər/
noun
1.
pottery of baked or hardened clay, especially any of the coarse, opaque varieties.
2.
clay for making such pottery.
Origin of earthenware
1640-1650
First recorded in 1640-50; earthen + ware1
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Examples from the Web for earthenware
Historical Examples
  • His cart was very heavy, piled high with goods in metal and in earthenware.

  • At the other end of the lake is a famous china and earthenware manufactory.

  • That night Ivan and Anna counted the rubles in the earthenware pot.

  • Then the biggest ones with china, glass, earthenware, and all such things.

    Jerry's Reward Evelyn Snead Barnett
  • You have silver vessels, but earthenware reasons, principles, appetites.

    How to Succeed Orison Swett Marden
  • They are also made of wrought iron, as well as of earthenware and porcelain.

  • At the other end of the pole hung an earthenware jug, tied in a net of rattan.

    Fil and Filippa John Stuart Thomson
  • The Duke of Egypt brought an earthenware crock, without uttering a word.

    Notre-Dame de Paris Victor Hugo
  • To come out of Wales into England was like the change from china to earthenware!

    Five Tales John Galsworthy
  • All that he did about the earthenware was plainly for his pleasure.

    The Settlers at Home Harriet Martineau
British Dictionary definitions for earthenware

earthenware

/ˈɜːθənˌwɛə/
noun
1.
  1. vessels, etc, made of baked clay
  2. (as adjective): an earthenware pot
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Word Origin and History for earthenware
n.

1670s, from earthen + ware.

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