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ma·jol·i·ca

 (mə-jŏl′ĭ-kə, -yŏl′-)
n.
1. Tin-glazed earthenware that is often richly colored and decorated, especially an earthenware of this type produced in Italy.
2. Pottery made in imitation of this earthenware.

[Italian maiolica, from Medieval Latin Māiōlica, Majorca (where it was made), alteration of Late Latin Māiōrica.]

majolica

(məˈdʒɒlɪkə; məˈjɒl-) or

maiolica

n
(Ceramics) a type of porous pottery glazed with bright metallic oxides that was originally imported into Italy via Majorca and was extensively made in Italy during the Renaissance
[C16: from Italian, from Late Latin Mājorica Majorca]

ma•jol•i•ca

(məˈdʒɒl ɪ kə, məˈyɒl-)

also maiolica



n.
1. Italian earthenware covered with an opaque glaze of tin oxide and usu. highly decorated.
2. any similar earthenware.
[1545–55; < Italian maiolica, after Maiolica (15th century), earlier Maiorica Majorca, from where the technique for making such earthenware was introduced into Tuscany]

majolica

(or maiolica) Brightly decorated pottery in sixteenthcentury Italian style.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.majolica - highly decorated earthenware with a glaze of tin oxidemajolica - highly decorated earthenware with a glaze of tin oxide
earthenware - ceramic ware made of porous clay fired at low heat
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