porcelain jasper
Porcelanite Por"ce*la*nite, n. [Cf. F. porcelanite.] (Min.) A semivitrified clay or shale, somewhat resembling jasper; -- called also {porcelain jasper}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Porcelain jasper — Porcelain Por ce*lain (277), n. [F. porcelaine, It. porcellana, orig., the porcelain shell, or Venus shell (Cypr[ae]a porcellana), from a dim. fr. L. porcus pig, probably from the resemblance of the shell in shape to a pig s back. Porcelain was… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • porcelain jasper — noun : porcellanite resembling jasper …   Useful english dictionary

  • porcelain-jasper — n. Porcelainite …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Porcelain — Por ce*lain (277), n. [F. porcelaine, It. porcellana, orig., the porcelain shell, or Venus shell (Cypr[ae]a porcellana), from a dim. fr. L. porcus pig, probably from the resemblance of the shell in shape to a pig s back. Porcelain was called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Porcelain clay — Porcelain Por ce*lain (277), n. [F. porcelaine, It. porcellana, orig., the porcelain shell, or Venus shell (Cypr[ae]a porcellana), from a dim. fr. L. porcus pig, probably from the resemblance of the shell in shape to a pig s back. Porcelain was… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Porcelain crab — Porcelain Por ce*lain (277), n. [F. porcelaine, It. porcellana, orig., the porcelain shell, or Venus shell (Cypr[ae]a porcellana), from a dim. fr. L. porcus pig, probably from the resemblance of the shell in shape to a pig s back. Porcelain was… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Porcelain printing — Porcelain Por ce*lain (277), n. [F. porcelaine, It. porcellana, orig., the porcelain shell, or Venus shell (Cypr[ae]a porcellana), from a dim. fr. L. porcus pig, probably from the resemblance of the shell in shape to a pig s back. Porcelain was… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Porcelain shell — Porcelain Por ce*lain (277), n. [F. porcelaine, It. porcellana, orig., the porcelain shell, or Venus shell (Cypr[ae]a porcellana), from a dim. fr. L. porcus pig, probably from the resemblance of the shell in shape to a pig s back. Porcelain was… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jasper — [jas′pər] n. [ME jaspre < MFr < L iaspis < Gr, a green precious stone, prob. akin to Heb yāšpeh] 1. a type of chert quartz that is usually reddish due to the presence of hematite 2. Bible a precious stone, probably an opaque green quartz …   English World dictionary

  • jasper ware — jasper ware, a fine porcelain or stoneware invented by Josiah Wedgwood and used by him for his cameo designs …   Useful english dictionary

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