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Majolica is an Anglicized version of the Italian maiolica. It is named after the Island of Majorca (formerly known as Maiolica), which was once a commerce center for work produced in Valencia, Spain.
- A fine Italian glazed earthenware, coated with opaque white enamel and ornamented with metallic colours.
- Any other kind of glazed coloured earthenware or faience.
- Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1. (etymology)
- “majolica” in the Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, 1974 edition.