Definition of potiche in English:

potiche

noun

  • A large porcelain vase, typically rounded in shape with bulging shoulders and a wide mouth, and frequently having a lid, originally produced in China during the Ming dynasty.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. Apparently from French potiche from pot + -iche, probably a variant of -isse from classical Latin -itia.

Pronunciation

potiche

/pəˈtiːʃ//pɒˈtiːʃ/