[muh-jol-i-kuh, muh-yol-] /məˈdʒɒl ɪ kə, məˈyɒl-/
Italian earthenware covered with an opaque glaze of tin oxide and usually highly decorated.
any earthenware having an opaque glaze of tin oxide.
a type of porous pottery glazed with bright metallic oxides that was originally imported into Italy via Majorca and was extensively made in Italy during the Renaissance
Italian glazed pottery, 1550s, from Italian Majolica, 14c. name of island now known as Majorca in the Balearics, from Latin maior (see major (adj.)); so called because it is the largest of the three islands. The best pottery of this type was said to have been made there.
[mey-jer] /ˈmeɪ dʒər/ noun 1. a commissioned military officer ranking next below a lieutenant colonel and next above a captain. 2. one of superior rank, ability, etc., in a specified class. 3. Education. 4. a person of full legal age (opposed to ). 5. Music. a major interval, chord, scale, etc. 6. the majors. adjective […]
- Major agglutinin
major agglutinin ma·jor agglutinin (mā’jər) n. The specific agglutinin present in greatest quantity in an antiserum and developed as a result of immunization. Also called chief agglutinin.
- Major arcana
noun the 22 trumps of a deck of Tarot cards; also called Major Trumps , Trumps Major Examples In esoteric sets, each Major Arcanum depicts a scene, mostly featuring a person or several people, with many symbolic elements.
noun, Mathematics. 1. the axis of an ellipse that passes through the two foci. noun 1. the longer or longest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid