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A city of southwest Netherlands southeast of The Hague. Chartered in 1246, it is noted for its fine pottery, which has been produced here since the 1500s.
1. A style of glazed earthenware, usually blue and white.
2. Pottery made in this style.
[After Delft (where it was first made).]
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1. (Placename) a town in the SW Netherlands, in South Holland province. Pop: 97 000 (2003 est)
2. (Ceramics) Also called: delftware tin-glazed earthenware made in Delft since the 17th century, typically having blue decoration on a white ground
3. (Ceramics) a similar earthenware made in England
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1. earthenware having an opaque white glaze with an overglaze decoration, usu. in blue.
2. any pottery resembling this.Also called delft′ ware`.
[1705–15; after Delft]
a city in W Netherlands. 88,074.
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