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[ur-thuh n-wair]
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  1. pottery of baked or hardened clay, especially any of the coarse, opaque varieties.
  2. clay for making such pottery.
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Origin of earthenware

First recorded in 1640–50; earthen + ware1
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Related Words for earthenware

ceramics, stoneware, pottery

Examples from the Web for earthenware

Historical Examples of earthenware

  • His cart was very heavy, piled high with goods in metal and in earthenware.

    Stories By English Authors: Germany


  • At the other end of the lake is a famous china and earthenware manufactory.

  • That night Ivan and Anna counted the rubles in the earthenware pot.

  • Then the biggest ones with china, glass, earthenware, and all such things.

    Jerry's Reward

    Evelyn Snead Barnett

  • You have silver vessels, but earthenware reasons, principles, appetites.

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    Orison Swett Marden

British Dictionary definitions for earthenware


    1. vessels, etc, made of baked clay
    2. (as adjective)an earthenware pot
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Word Origin and History for earthenware


1670s, from earthen + ware.

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