Definition of graniteware in English:

graniteware

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Pronunciation: /ˈgranɪtwɛː
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1A speckled form of earthenware imitating the appearance of granite.
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    • The types and colors of stripes on graniteware also help to date it, but it's fairly complicated, so you might want to consult a graniteware guide.
    • Inexpensive pieces of white and/or damaged graniteware are dipped in epoxy to enhance their marketability.
    • It has the button knob on the top of the lid that is a very desirable feature in graniteware pieces.
  • 2A kind of enamelled ironware.
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    • Graniteware is an enameled tinware that has been used in the kitchen from the late nineteenth century to the present. Earlier graniteware was green or turquoise blue, with white spatters.
    • Graniteware, or Enamelware as it's also called, was said to first bring splashes of color to kitchen containers in the mid-nineteenth century.
    • The condition of this graniteware colander is very good.

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