- pottery of baked or hardened clay, especially any of the coarse, opaque varieties.
- clay for making such pottery.
Origin of earthenware
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Examples from the Web for earthenware
His cart was very heavy, piled high with goods in metal and in earthenware.
At the other end of the lake is a famous china and earthenware manufactory.Chatterbox, 1905.
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.How to Succeed
Orison Swett Marden
- vessels, etc, made of baked clay
- (as adjective)an earthenware pot
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Word Origin and History for earthenware
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