earthenware

[ ur-thuh n-wair ]
/ ˈɜr θənˌwɛər /

noun

pottery of baked or hardened clay, especially any of the coarse, opaque varieties.
clay for making such pottery.

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Origin of earthenware

First recorded in 1640–50; earthen + ware1

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British Dictionary definitions for earthenware

earthenware

/ (ˈɜːθənˌwɛə) /

noun

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

earthenware

n.

1670s, from earthen + ware.

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