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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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  • For the Greek and Roman period, upon sculpture, pottery, and the written description of the more considerable authors.

    Chats on Costume G. Woolliscroft Rhead
  • It also includes the plants for the manufacture of machinery, cutlery, and pottery.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • The pottery of the Iroquoian and Algonkian tribes of the north-east was, as a rule, rather crude and undeveloped.

  • Then the pottery and china and all that—those are the girls' presents to you, with their best love.'

    The Talking Horse F. Anstey
  • But the time came when pottery was to accomplish another revolution, no less remarkable than the first.

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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