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earthenware (n.)

vessels or other objects of baked or dried clay, 1670s, from earthen + ware (n.). Old English eorðwaran meant "earth-dwellers."

updated on March 10, 2015

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Definitions of earthenware from WordNet

earthenware (n.)
ceramic ware made of porous clay fired at low heat;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.