Definition of Wedgwood in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈwɛdʒwʊd


[mass noun] trademark
  • 1Ceramic ware made by the English potter Josiah Wedgwood (1730–95) and his successors. Wedgwood is most associated with the powder-blue stoneware pieces with white embossed cameos that first appeared in 1775.
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    • The Museum (two doors down the road) already housed the splendidly wide-ranging collections of decorative art and antiquities given in 1867 by Joseph Mayer, from medieval ivories to Wedgwood.
    • My favorite type of Wedgewood is their jasperware.
    • Do you collect Wedgewood?
  • 1.1A powder-blue colour characteristic of Wedgwood stoneware: [as modifier]: this throw comes in indigo, rose, or Wedgwood checks on cream
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    • Waving to her friend, she rose, carefully gathered up the hem of her pale Wedgwood blue dress trimmed in white lining, and trudged off lazily to meet the calling voice.
    • She wore glasses over her Wedgewood eyes to deflect admiration, my father had told me.

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