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  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.
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Origin of graniteware

First recorded in 1890–95; granite + ware1
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Examples from the Web for graniteware

Historical Examples of graniteware

  • Put into a graniteware pan one cupful and a half cupful water and cook gently until bubbles begin to rise from bottom.

    Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus

    Rufus Estes

  • Cook together in a graniteware saucepan one cupful granulated sugar and half a cup of water until it spins a thread.

  • The store itself was full of all sorts of crockery and tin and graniteware, such as had never been seen there before.

  • They paid crude compliments to the girl who stood with graniteware coffeepot waiting to refill their cups.

    Plowing On Sunday

    Sterling North

  • Graniteware, like glass and earthenware, makes a heavy crust on the dishes being baked in them.

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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