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[ buh-sawlt-wair, bas-awlt-, bey-sawlt- ]
/ bəˈsɔltˌwɛər, ˈbæs ɔlt-, ˈbeɪ sɔlt- /


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

Nearby words

basal vein, basal-cell nevus syndrome, basally, basalt, basaltes, basaltware, basanite, bascinet, bascule, base, base box

Origin of basaltware

Also called ba·sal·tes [buh-sawl-teez] /bəˈsɔl tiz/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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