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Meaning of porcelain

por•ce•lain

Pronunciation: (pôr'su-lin, pōr'-&wdspcpôrs'lin, pōrs'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a strong, vitreous, translucent ceramic material, biscuit-fired at a low temperature, the glaze then fired at a very high temperature.
  2. ware made from this.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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