[ pot-uh-ree ]
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noun,plural pot·ter·ies.
  1. ceramic ware, especially earthenware and stoneware.

  2. the art or business of a potter; ceramics.

  1. a place where earthen pots or vessels are made.

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Origin of pottery

First recorded in 1475–85; potter1 + -y3

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British Dictionary definitions for pottery


/ (ˈpɒtərɪ) /

nounplural -teries
  1. articles, vessels, etc, made from earthenware and dried and baked in a kiln

  2. a place where such articles are made

  1. the craft or business of making such articles

Origin of pottery

C15: from Old French poterie, from potier potter, from pot pot 1

Other words from pottery

  • Related adjective: fictile

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