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[spohd] /spoʊd/
china or porcelain manufactured by the Spodes or the firm they established.
Also called Spode china.


[spohd] /spoʊd/
Josiah, 1733–97, and his son, Josiah, 1754–1827, English potters. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I'm almost sure that it must be Spode, or some other of the very old English wares.

    A Little Country Girl Susan Coolidge
  • Mother, are these your Spode plates, or are they Cauldon ware?

    Patty's Success

    Carolyn Wells
  • Davenport ware is strong in colour, and follows the rich designs of Spode.

    Chats on Old Earthenware Arthur Hayden
  • Spode in particular had a great fondness for Chinese subjects.

    Chats on Old Earthenware Arthur Hayden
  • In the window were a tea service of Spode and a collection of luster ware.

    In the Wilderness Robert Hichens
  • Before that it had been the china warehouse of Messrs. Spode and Copeland.

    Haunted London Walter Thornbury
  • "The oldest man that ever wore grey hairs," Spode reflected as he looked at him.

    Mortal Coils Aldous Huxley
  • Young Spode was not a snob; he was too intelligent for that, too fundamentally decent.

    Mortal Coils Aldous Huxley
  • He evidently did genuinely want to know if Spode liked parrots.

    Mortal Coils Aldous Huxley
British Dictionary definitions for Spode


(sometimes capital) china or porcelain manufactured by Josiah Spode, English potter (1754–1827), or his company
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Spode



fine sort of porcelain, 1869, named for first maker, Josiah Spode (1754-1827), potter in Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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