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[sem-ee-pawr-suh-lin, -pohr-, -pawrs-lin, -pohrs-, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈpɔr sə lɪn, -ˈpoʊr-, -ˈpɔrs lɪn, -ˈpoʊrs-, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
any of several vitrified ceramic wares lacking the translucency or hardness of true porcelain but otherwise similar to it.
a durable porcellaneous stoneware; stone china


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