1. a kind of ironware with a gray, stonelike enamel.
  2. pottery with a speckled appearance like that of granite.
  3. a semivitreous white pottery somewhat harder than earthenware.

Origin of graniteware

First recorded in 1890–95; granite + ware1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for graniteware


  1. iron vessels coated with enamel of a granite-like appearance
  2. a type of very durable white semivitreous pottery
  3. a type of pottery with a speckled glaze
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