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fa·iencealso fa·ïence (fī-äns′, -äNs′, fā-)
1. Earthenware decorated with colorful opaque glazes.
2. A moderate to strong greenish blue.
[French faïence, after Faïence, Faenza, Italy.]
a. tin-glazed earthenware, usually that of French, German, Italian, or Scandinavian origin
b. (as modifier): a faïence cup.
[C18: from French, strictly: pottery from Faenza]
or fa•ïence(faɪˈɑns, -ˈɑ̃s, feɪ-)
glazed earthenware or pottery, esp. a fine variety with highly colored designs.
[1705–15; < French, orig. pottery of Faenza, city in N Italy]
Fine pottery with a colorful glaze, named after Faenza, Italy, one of its sources.