- earthenware having an opaque white glaze with an overglaze decoration, usually in blue.
- any pottery resembling this.
- a town in the SW Netherlands, in South Holland province. Pop: 97 000 (2003 est)
- Also called: delftware tin-glazed earthenware made in Delft since the 17th century, typically having blue decoration on a white ground
- a similar earthenware made in England
late Old English dælf “trench, ditch, quarry,” from gedelf “digging, a digging,” from delfan “to dig” (see delve).