delf


delf

noun

  1. earthenware having an opaque white glaze with an overglaze decoration, usually in blue.
  2. any pottery resembling this.

noun

  1. a town in the SW Netherlands, in South Holland province. Pop: 97 000 (2003 est)
  2. Also called: delftware tin-glazed earthenware made in Delft since the 17th century, typically having blue decoration on a white ground
  3. a similar earthenware made in England
n.

late Old English dælf “trench, ditch, quarry,” from gedelf “digging, a digging,” from delfan “to dig” (see delve).

town in Holland,named from its chief canal, from Dutch delf, literally “ditch, canal;” which is related to Old English dælf and modern delve. As a short form of delftware, attested from 1714.

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