Porcelain

Definition of Porcelain

Por´ce`lain
n.1.(Bot.) Purslain.
1.A fine translucent or semitransculent kind of earthenware, made first in China and Japan, but now also in Europe and America; - called also China, or China ware.
Porcelain, by being pure, is apt to break.
- Dryden.
Ivory porcelain
porcelain with a surface like ivory, produced by depolishing. See Depolishing.
Porcelain clay
See under Clay.
Porcelain crab
(Zool.) any crab of the genus Porcellana and allied genera (family Porcellanidæ). They have a smooth, polished carapace.
Porcelain jasper
(Min.) See Porcelanite.
Porcelain printing
the transferring of an impression of an engraving to porcelain.
Porcelain shell
(Zool.) a cowry.

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adobe, biscuit, bisque, bowl, brick, cement, ceramic ware, ceramics, china, clay, crock, crockery, enamel, enamelware, firebrick, glass, jug, pot, pottery, refractory, tile, tiling, urn, vase
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