delft

[ delft ]
/ dɛlft /
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noun

earthenware having an opaque white glaze with an overglaze decoration, usually in blue.
any pottery resembling this.

Nearby words

  1. deleterious,
  2. deletion,
  3. deleverage,
  4. deleveraging,
  5. delf,
  6. delftware,
  7. delgado,
  8. delhi,
  9. delhi belly,
  10. deli

Also delf [delf] /dɛlf/.

Origin of delft

First recorded in 1705–15; after Delft

Also called delft ware.

Delft

[ delft ]
/ dɛlft /

noun

a city in W Netherlands.
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British Dictionary definitions for delft

Delft

/ (dɛlft) /

noun

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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Word Origin and History for delft

Delft

town in Holland,named from its chief canal, from Dutch delf, literally "ditch, canal;" which is related to Old English dælf and modern delve. As a short form of delftware, attested from 1714.

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