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porcelain

  

      n  
1    a more or less translucent ceramic material, the principal ingredients being kaolin and petuntse (hard paste) or other clays, ground glassy substances, soapstone, bone ash, etc.  
2    an object made of this or such objects collectively  
3    modifier   of, relating to, or made from this material  
a porcelain cup     
     (C16: from French porcelaine, from Italian porcellana cowrie shell, porcelain (from its shell-like finish), literally: relating to a sow (from the resemblance between a cowrie shell and a sow's vulva), from porcella little sow, from porca sow, from Latin; see pork)  
  porcellaneous      adj  


eggshell porcelain   , china  
      n   a type of very thin translucent porcelain originally made in China  
porcelain clay  
      n      another name for       kaolin  
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Worcester china   , porcelain         
      n   porcelain articles made in Worcester (England) from 1751 in a factory that became, in 1862, the Royal Worcester Porcelain Company,   (Sometimes shortened to)    Worcester  


eggshell porcelain   , china  
      n   a type of very thin translucent porcelain originally made in China  
porcelain         
      n  
1    a more or less translucent ceramic material, the principal ingredients being kaolin and petuntse (hard paste) or other clays, ground glassy substances, soapstone, bone ash, etc.  
2    an object made of this or such objects collectively  
3    modifier   of, relating to, or made from this material  
a porcelain cup     
     (C16: from French porcelaine, from Italian porcellana cowrie shell, porcelain (from its shell-like finish), literally: relating to a sow (from the resemblance between a cowrie shell and a sow's vulva), from porcella little sow, from porca sow, from Latin; see pork)  
  porcellaneous      adj  
porcelain clay  
      n      another name for       kaolin  

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