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porcelain

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French porcelaine (cowrie, chinaware), from Old Italian porcellana (cowrie, chinaware), from porcella (the mussel and cockle shells which painters put their pigments) from porco (pig) with -ella (-y).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpoʊɹ.sə.lɪn/, /ˈpɔɹ.sə.lɪn/, /ˈpoʊɹs.lɪn/, /ˈpɔɹs.lɪn/

NounEdit

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porcelain (countable and uncountable, plural porcelains)

  1. (usually uncountable) A hard, white, translucent ceramic that is made by firing kaolin and other materials; china.
  2. (usually countable) Anything manufactured from this material..

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ReferencesEdit

  • Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1.[1]