[lohs-tawft, -toft, -tuh f]


a seaport in NE Suffolk, in E England: famous for a type of china.

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a fishing port and resort in E England, in NE Suffolk on the North Sea. Pop: 68 340 (2001)
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type of porcelain, named for a town in Suffolk where it was made from 1757.

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