Definition of graniteware in English:

graniteware

noun

mass noun
  • 1A speckled form of earthenware imitating the appearance of granite.

    • ‘Inexpensive pieces of white and/or damaged graniteware are dipped in epoxy to enhance their marketability.’
    • ‘Until about 1865 the products of Trenton potteries consisted almost entirely of heavy yellow and white earthenware and white graniteware of general shape and quality.’
    • ‘This decorative style then continued on other ceramic wares such as whiteware, cream-colored earthenware, or white graniteware.’
    • ‘It has the button knob on the top of the lid that is a very desirable feature in graniteware pieces.’
    • ‘The types and colors of stripes on graniteware also help to date it, but it's fairly complicated, so you might want to consult a graniteware guide.’
  • 2A kind of enamelled ironware.

    • ‘Graniteware, or Enamelware as it's also called, was said to first bring splashes of color to kitchen containers in the mid-nineteenth century.’
    • ‘The condition of this graniteware colander is very good.’
    • ‘This is a huge old antique graniteware/enamelware coffee pot with the wonderful splatter enamel design.’
    • ‘Graniteware, technically enamelware, traces it's origins to Germany in the early 1800's..’
    • ‘Graniteware is an enameled tinware that has been used in the kitchen from the late nineteenth century to the present. Earlier graniteware was green or turquoise blue, with white spatters.’

Pronunciation

graniteware

/ˈɡranɪtwɛː/