adjective see porcelain

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • porcelainlike — adjective Resembling porcelain or some aspect of it …   Wiktionary

  • Belleek ware — Bel*leek ware A porcelainlike kind of decorative pottery with a high gloss, which is sometimes iridescent. A very fine kind is made at Belleek in Ireland. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • porcelain — noun Etymology: Middle French porcelaine cowrie shell, porcelain, from Italian porcellana, from porcello vulva, literally, little pig, from Latin porcellus, diminutive of porcus pig, vulva; from the shape of the shell more at farrow Date: circa… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • silicate cement — n a dental cement used in restorations * * * a dental cement that is translucent and porcelainlike when set; formerly used for esthetic temporary and semipermanent restorations of anterior teeth …   Medical dictionary

  • Wedgwood —    Josiah Wedgwood was the source of many eponymous words, but foremost is Wedgwood blue. Much of his pottery was graced with classical figures in white cameo relief on an unglazed background. Born in Burslem, Staffordshire, England, Wedgwood… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • ceramicite — sə̇ˈraməˌsīt noun ( s) : a porcelainlike pyrometamorphic rock consisting of basic plagioclase and cordierite with accessory hypersthene and a groundmass of glass …   Useful english dictionary

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