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]
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