majolica [m uh- jol-i-k uh, m uh- yol-] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun Italian earthenware covered with an opaque glaze of tin oxide and usually highly decorated. any earthenware having an opaque glaze of tin oxide. Origin of majolica 1545–55;
Late Latin Mājorica Majorca
, where it was made
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Examples from the Web for majolica Historical Examples of majolica
majolica plate—and that is so firmly set in the wall.
First Room contains a collection of
majolica from the Cini family.
majolica vases, with coiled snake handles, were very creditable.
majolica of Florence, if such were ever made, is now unknown.
majolica is chiefly remarkable for its wonderful glaze. British Dictionary definitions for majolica noun 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 Word Origin for majolica
C16: from Italian, from Late Latin
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Word Origin and History for majolica n.
Italian glazed pottery, 1550s, from Italian
Majolica, 14c. name of island now known as Majorca in the Balearics, from Latin maior (see major (adj.)); so called because it is the largest of the three islands. The best pottery of this type was said to have been made there.
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