[ muh-jol-i-kuh, muh-yol- ]
/ məˈdʒɒl ɪ kə, məˈyɒl- /


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.

Origin of majolica

1545–55; ear-lier maiolica < Italian < Medieval Latin, variant of Late Latin Mājorica Majorca, where it was made Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for majolica



/ (məˈdʒɒlɪkə, məˈjɒl-) /


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 Mājorica Majorca
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