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faïence. Earthenware covered with an opaque coating called enamel, usually coloured, and glazed, used for face-work. It is essentially a type of terracotta, but coloured and glazed, and usually twice fired.

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fa·ience / fīˈäns; fā-/ • n. glazed ceramic ware, in particular decorated tin-glazed earthenware.

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faience porcelain. XVIII. — F. faïence short for poterie or vaisselle de Faïence, i.e. pottery or ware of the Italian town Faenza.

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