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[pot-uh-ree] /ˈpɒt ə ri/
noun, plural potteries.
ceramic ware, especially earthenware and stoneware.
the art or business of a potter; ceramics.
a place where earthen pots or vessels are made.
Origin of pottery
First recorded in 1475-85; potter1 + -y3 Unabridged
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  • We do not know which genius first discovered the use of pottery but he deserves a statue.

    Ancient Man Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • There is a pottery shop with two ovens for baking the vases.

  • The Greeks were also painters, makers of pottery, and workers in gold and silver.

    Introductory American History Henry Eldridge Bourne
  • He was passing by in his carriage this great khawaja, when we were coming out of the pottery.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • So Fluff read the famous piece of pottery, to the great delight of all.

    Five Mice in a Mouse-trap Laura E. Richards
British Dictionary definitions for pottery


noun (pl) -teries
articles, vessels, etc, made from earthenware and dried and baked in a kiln
a place where such articles are made
the craft or business of making such articles
adjective fictile
Word Origin
C15: from Old French poterie, from potier potter, from potpot1
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Word Origin and History for pottery

late 15c., "a potter's workshop," from Old French poterie (13c.), from potier (see potter (n.)). Attested from 1727 as "the potter's art;" from 1785 as "potteryware."

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