Etymology
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pottery (n.)

late 15c., "a potter's workshop, place where earthen vessels are made," from Old French poterie (13c.), from potier (see potter (n.)). Attested from 1727 as "the potter's art or business;" from 1785 as "potteryware, vessels made by a potter."

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Definitions of pottery

pottery (n.)
ceramic ware made from clay and baked in a kiln;
Synonyms: clayware
pottery (n.)
the craft of making earthenware;
pottery (n.)
a workshop where clayware is made;
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