[ delft ]
/ dɛlft /
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earthenware having an opaque white glaze with an overglaze decoration, usually in blue.
any pottery resembling this.
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Also delf [delf]. /dɛlf/.
Also called delft ware .
Origin of delft
First recorded in 1705–15; after Delft
Other definitions for delft (2 of 2)
[ delft ]
/ dɛlft /
a city in W Netherlands.
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How to use delft in a sentence
Snellaert, both of Delf, used a Unicorn in their Marks during the latter years of the fifteenth century.Printers' Marks|William Roberts
Nor was the dainty neatness less remote from the cracked delf and huddled sordidness of his old home.Hyacinth|George A. Birmingham
I'm sure we had before our eyes at different times every bit of china, delf, glass, and plate in the establishment.Can You Forgive Her?|Anthony Trollope
Polyadelph, pol′i-a-delf, n. a plant having its stamens united in three or more bundles by the filaments.
On the shelf was ranged quite an imposing row of shining delf, where there used only to stand a stray broken dish or two.Morag|Janet Milne Rae
British Dictionary definitions for delft
/ (dɛlft) /
a town in the SW Netherlands, in South Holland province. Pop: 97 000 (2003 est)
Also called: delftware tin-glazed earthenware made in Delft since the 17th century, typically having blue decoration on a white ground
a similar earthenware made in England
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