Faience



[fahy-ahns, fey-; French fa-yahns] /faɪˈɑns, feɪ-; French faˈyɑ̃s/

noun
1.
glazed earthenware or pottery, especially a fine variety with highly colored designs.
/faɪˈɑːns; feɪ-/
noun
1.

n.

1714, from French faïence (16c.), probably from Fayence, French form of Faenza, city in Italy that was a noted ceramics center 16c. The city name is Latin faventia, literally “silence, meditation,” perhaps a reference to a tranquil location.

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