Parian

[pair-ee-uh n, par-]
adjective
  1. of or relating to Paros, noted for its white marble.
  2. noting or pertaining to a fine, unglazed porcelain resembling this marble.
  3. of, relating to, or resembling a native or inhabitant of Paros.
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Paros.
  2. Parian ware.

Origin of Parian

1630–40; < Latin Pari(us) of Paros + -an
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Parian

adjective
  1. denoting or relating to a fine white marble mined in classical times in Paros
  2. denoting or relating to a fine biscuit porcelain used mainly for statuary
  3. of or relating to Paros
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Paros
  2. Parian marble
  3. Parian porcelain
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