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earthenware,form of potterypottery,
the baked-clay wares of the entire ceramics field. For a description of the nature of the material, see clay. Types of Pottery
It usually falls into three main classes—porous-bodied pottery, stoneware, and porcelain.
..... Click the link for more information. fired at relatively low temperatures, so that the clay does not vitrify (become glassy), as do stoneware and porcelain clays. Occasionally, earthenware is used as a general term for all kinds of pottery.
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Ceramic products of natural clay, fired at 1742-2129°F (950-1165°C), that is slightly porous, opaque, and usually covered with a nonporous glaze.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. A glazed or unglazed nonvitreous ceramic whiteware, having an absorption of more than 3%.
A hard, vitrified ceramic ware, usually salt-glazed and treated in a kiln at a high temperature; the vitrified body is waterproof, frostproof, and well-suited for use on the exterior of buildings.
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vessels, etc., made of baked clay
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