PORCELAIN , the name of thatkind of ceramic
See also:ware which is characterized by a translucent
See also:body, also loosely used for the finer kinds of ware generally, popularly known as "
See also:china " (see CERAMICS) . The French porcelaine, from which the word comes into
See also:English, is an adaptation of the
See also:Italian porcellana, a cowrie-
See also:shell, the beautifully polished
See also:surface of which caused the name to be applied to the ware . The Italian word is generally taken to be from porcella, diminutive of porco,
See also:pig, from a sup-posed resemblance of the shell to a pig's back .
PORCH (through the Fr. porehe, from Lat. porticus; ...
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