faience

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See also: faïence and faïencé

English[edit]

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Example of faience.

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Etymology[edit]

From French faïence, named after the city Faenza in Italy, where it was made in the 16th century.

Noun[edit]

faience (countable and uncountable, plural faiences)

  1. A type of tin-glazed earthenware ceramic.

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References[edit]

  • Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1.[1] (etymology)
  • “faience” in the Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, 1974 edition.

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