noun Date: 1880 any of several ceramic wares resembling or imitative of porcelain; especially a relatively hard-glazed white earthenware widely used for tableware

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  • semiporcelain — [sem΄ipôr′sə lən] n. a type of glazed earthenware that looks like porcelain but is opaque …   English World dictionary

  • semiporcelain — /sem ee pawr seuh lin, pohr , pawrs lin, pohrs , sem uy /, n. any of several vitrified ceramic wares lacking the translucency or hardness of true porcelain but otherwise similar to it. [1875 80; SEMI + PORCELAIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • semiporcelain — semi·porcelain …   English syllables

  • semiporcelain — /sɛmiˈpɔsələn/ (say semee pawsuhluhn) noun a partly vitrified, somewhat porous and non translucent pottery ware, inferior to porcelain …   Australian English dictionary

  • semiporcelain — “+ noun Etymology: semi + porcelain : any of several ceramic wares resembling or imitative of porcelain: as a. : a porcelanous stoneware b. : ironstone china c. : a relatively high fired and hard glazed white earthenware widely used for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • semi- — prefix Etymology: Middle English, from Latin; akin to Old High German sāmi half, Greek hēmi 1. a. precisely half of: (1) forming a bisection of < semidiameter > (2) being a usually vertically bisected form of (a specified architectural feature) < …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pottery — /pot euh ree/, n., pl. potteries. 1. ceramic ware, esp. earthenware and stoneware. 2. the art or business of a potter; ceramics. 3. a place where earthen pots or vessels are made. [1475 85; POTTER1 + Y3] * * * I One of the oldest and most… …   Universalium

  • ironstone china — ▪ pottery       type of stoneware introduced in England early in the 19th century by Staffordshire potters who sought to develop a porcelain substitute that could be mass produced. The result of their experiments was a dense, hard, durable… …   Universalium

  • semiporţelan — SEMIPORŢELÁN, semiporţelanuri, s.n. Produs ceramic intermediar între gresia ceramică fină şi porţelan, întrebuinţat la fabricarea pieselor pentru instalaţii sanitare. – Semi + porţelan. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98 … …   Dicționar Român

  • paris granite — noun Usage: usually capitalized P : semiporcelain …   Useful english dictionary

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