basaltware

[buh-sawlt-wair, bas-awlt-, bey-sawlt-]

noun

a type of unglazed stoneware, usually black with a dull gloss, developed by Josiah Wedgwood.

Nearby words

  1. basal vein,
  2. basal-cell nevus syndrome,
  3. basally,
  4. basalt,
  5. basaltes,
  6. basanite,
  7. bascinet,
  8. bascule,
  9. base,
  10. base box

Origin of basaltware


Also called ba·sal·tes [buh-sawl-teez] /bəˈsɔl tiz/.

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British Dictionary definitions for basaltware

basaltware

noun

hard fine-grained black stoneware, made in Europe, esp in England, in the late 18th century
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