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Pronounced: en-KOH-mee-uhm, noun

Notes: I’ve not heard this word before


Yesterday’s word

The word faience means “glazed earthenware, especially decorated tin-glazed pottery”

First usage

This word came into English in the early 1700s

Background / Comments

This is kind of a specialized word; I’ve never done much with pottery, even though I have read a little about it. Nevertheless, I don’t recall this word. Our word came from the French word faïence (earthenware), which in turn came from Faïence – the French name for the Italian city of Faenza, known for its glazed earthenware.

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Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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