Definition of majolica in English:



  • [mass noun] A kind of earthenware made in imitation of Italian maiolica, especially in England during the 19th century.

    • ‘This chapter represents an important contribution to the history of both majolica and social customs.’
    • ‘The majolica could, perhaps, have been intended to grace a Spanish grandee's table in a conquered England.’
    • ‘During the second firing, the glazes interact creating the rich colors majolica pieces carry so well.’
    • ‘Display your majolica or old world pottery behind the chicken wire to authenticate the look.’
    • ‘The technique of making majolica begins with firing a piece of earthenware.’


Variant of maiolica.