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redware

1
[red-wair]
noun
  1. an early American earthenware made from red clay.
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Origin of redware

1
First recorded in 1790–1800; red1 + ware1

redware

2
[red-wair]
noun
  1. a large brown seaweed, Laminaria digitata, common off northern Atlantic coasts.
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Origin of redware

2
1700–10; red1 + dial. ware (Middle English; Old English wār seaweed; see wire)
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Historical Examples of redware

  • He had also a fresh, pressing anxiety to see his sister, who was Lady of Redware Manor.

    A Rose of a Hundred Leaves

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

  • At the same hour the same kind of mental thunder-storm was prevailing over 166 all common-sense at Redware Hall.

    A Rose of a Hundred Leaves

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

  • “Sarah, he will not go,” cried Lady 167 Redware, as her friend entered the room.

    A Rose of a Hundred Leaves

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

  • I remember one day at Redware being sharply requested to keep silence on that subject.

    A Rose of a Hundred Leaves

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr


British Dictionary definitions for redware

redware

noun
  1. another name for kelp (def. 1)
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Word Origin and History for redware

n.

also red ware, type of pottery, 1690s, from red (adj.1) + ware (n.).

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