- a hard, white, translucent ceramic that is made by firing kaolin and other materials; china.
- anything manufactured from this material.
Etymology: From porcelaine "chinaware, cowrie shell", from porcellana "cowrie", also "vagina", from porcella "female piglet".
- Dutch: porselein
- French: porcelaine
- German: Porzellan
- Spanish: porcelana
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