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 (mə-jŏl′ĭ-kə, -yŏl′-)
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.]
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(məˈdʒɒlɪkə; məˈjɒl-) or


(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]
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(məˈdʒɒl ɪ kə, məˈyɒl-)

also maiolica

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]
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(or maiolica) Brightly decorated pottery in sixteenthcentury Italian style.
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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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References in classic literature ?
I'd better meet you on your own ground, and talk about your majolica and engravings.
Only the majolica plate--and that is so firmly set in the wall.
At intervals round the high walls are chairs, and cabinets with lamps on them, and in one corner is a great white cold stove-- or is it majolica?" she asked, turning to me.
A Minton majolica character teapot is likely to realise between pounds 800 and pounds 1200;
They carried bouquets of French blue hydrangea, Majolica spray roses, delphinium, white stock, and apple green hypericum berries.
The pigeon-pie dish is understood to have been the earliest to have been modelled in majolica, and the brilliant enamel colours are as bright today as when first fired.
Mississippi Supper: McCarty pottery and antique majolica create a rustic theme, with a McCarty bird holding a paper branch bearing the guest's name and an ornament of Mississippi clay, handmade by JR Webb Pottery of Madison, holding the napkin.
The company made earthenware, porcelain and majolica in Staffordshire, England, from 1861 to 1951.
MAJOLICA A A herb B A chief steward C Glazed earthenware who am I?
We admired the numerous antiquities found in the monastery of Santa Chiara in Naples, called the Majolica Cloister of the Clarisses.
Modra is just a short bus or car-ride away from the capital and is a destination for wine lovers and those partial to (or curious about) majolica.