[ buh-leek ]

  1. a fragile Irish porcelain with a bright luster.

Origin of Belleek

First recorded in 1865–70; after Belleek, town in Northern Ireland where it is made
  • Also called Belleek ware .

Words Nearby Belleek Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Belleek in a sentence

  • Come to Belleek, a little village with one of the finest water-falls I remember anywhere to have seen; viewed it from the bridge.

    A Tour in Ireland | Arthur Young
  • We asked if we might help a bit, and give a little teapot of Belleek ware and a linen doily trimmed with Irish lace.

    Penelope's Irish Experiences | Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Yet from here to Belleek, a distance of four miles, there is nothing whatever being done with it.

    Ireland as It Is | Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Porcelain of a rare and unique quality is manufactured at Belleek.

    Romantic Ireland; volume 1/2 | M.F and B. McM. Mansfield
  • At Belleek it forms a considerable waterfall and is here well known to sportsmen for its good salmon fishing.

British Dictionary definitions for Belleek


/ (bəˈliːk) /

  1. trademark

    • a kind of thin fragile porcelain with a lustrous glaze

    • (as modifier): a Belleek vase

Origin of Belleek

named after Belleek, a town in Northern Ireland where such porcelain is made

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