[ buh-sawlt-wair, bas-awlt-, bey-sawlt- ]
/ bəˈsɔltˌwɛər, ˈbæs ɔlt-, ˈbeɪ sɔlt- /
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a type of unglazed stoneware, usually black with a dull gloss, developed by Josiah Wedgwood.
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Also called ba·sal·tes [buh-sawl-teez]. /bəˈsɔl tiz/.
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British Dictionary definitions for basaltware
/ (ˈbæsɔːltˌwɛə, ˈbeɪsɔːlt-) /
hard fine-grained black stoneware, made in Europe, esp in England, in the late 18th century
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