Wedgwood

[wej-woo d]
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Wedgwood

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noun
  1. trademark
    1. pottery produced, esp during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, at the Wedgwood factories
    2. such pottery having applied classical decoration in white on a blue or other coloured ground
adjective
  1. relating to or characteristic of such potteryWedgwood blue

Wedgwood

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noun
  1. Josiah. 1730–95, British potter and industrialist, who founded several pottery works near Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire
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Word Origin and History for wedgwood
n.

type of English pottery, 1787, from Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795), English potter.

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