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delft / delft/ • n. English or Dutch tin-glazed earthenware, typically decorated by hand in blue on a white background.DERIVATIVES: delft·ware / -ˌwe(ə)r/ n.


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Delft City in South Holland province, sw Netherlands. Founded in the 11th century, it was an important commercial centre until the 17th century. It has a 13th-century Gothic church and a 15th-century church. Industries: Delftware pottery, ceramics, china, tiles, pharmaceuticals. Pop. (2001) 96,556.