Pronounced: en-KOH-mee-uhm, noun
Notes: I’ve not heard this word before
The word faience means “glazed earthenware, especially decorated tin-glazed pottery”
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.