Ironstone china
Ironstone I"ron*stone`, 1. n. A hard, earthy ore of iron. [1913 Webster]

2. {ironstone china}. [PJC]

{Clay ironstone}. See under {Clay}.

{Ironstone china}, a hard white pottery, first made in England during the 18th century. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • ironstone china — ▪ pottery       type of stoneware introduced in England early in the 19th century by Staffordshire potters who sought to develop a porcelain substitute that could be mass produced. The result of their experiments was a dense, hard, durable… …   Universalium

  • ironstone china — noun : a hard white stoneware pottery developed in England during the 18th century as a cheaper substitute for bone china and originally highly decorated but used most extensively as plain white inexpensive tableware throughout much of the 19th… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ironstone china — noun Date: 1825 a hard heavy durable white pottery developed in England early in the 19th century …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ironstone — I ron*stone , 1. n. A hard, earthy ore of iron. [1913 Webster] 2. {ironstone china}. [PJC] {Clay ironstone}. See under {Clay}. {Ironstone china}, a hard white pottery, first made in England during the 18th century. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ironstone ware — ironstone china or ironstone ware, a kind of hard, white, opaque pottery, used for dishes and bathroom fixtures; stone china …   Useful english dictionary

  • ironstone — noun Date: 1522 1. a hard sedimentary rock rich in iron; especially a siderite in a coal region 2. ironstone china …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ironstone — /uy euhrn stohn /, n. 1. any iron bearing mineral or rock with siliceous impurities. 2. Also called ironstone china. a hard white stoneware. [1515 25; IRON + STONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • china — n 1. porcelain, eggshell porcelain, delft ware, majolica, faience, stoneware, ironstone, basalt ware, Wedgwood ware, crackleware, gombroon. 2. pottery, crockery, ceramics, earthenware, ware, terracotta, Both Ceram. biscuit, bisque. 3. dishes,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Clay ironstone — Ironstone I ron*stone , 1. n. A hard, earthy ore of iron. [1913 Webster] 2. {ironstone china}. [PJC] {Clay ironstone}. See under {Clay}. {Ironstone china}, a hard white pottery, first made in England during the 18th century. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stone china — noun : an English chinaware resembling ironstone china; broadly : ironstone china …   Useful english dictionary

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