Italian earthenware covered with an opaque glaze of tin oxide and usually highly decorated.
any earthenware having an opaque glaze of tin oxide.
- Also maiolica.
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How to use majolica in a sentence
The princess held the majolica cup to her lips, tasted, held it toward the Norman.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
In the neighbourhood is produced a great deal of silk, and a species of easily worked marble or alabaster called Marmo majolica.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car | Francis Miltoun
The best coffee cups of majolica ware had been set out, and signora had made a zabajone in honour of Ferragosto.Olive in Italy | Moray Dalton
The oysters have already been served on shell-like majolica.The Art of Entertaining | M. E. W. Sherwood
The works supply almost the whole country with china, and examples of antique Spanish majolica may be seen here.The Story of Seville | Walter M. Gallichan
British Dictionary definitions for majolica
a type of porous pottery glazed with bright metallic oxides that was originally imported into Italy via Majorca and was extensively made in Italy during the Renaissance
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