One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Ceramic ware made by the English potter Josiah Wedgwood (1730–95) and his successors. Wedgwood is most associated with the powder-blue stoneware pieces with white embossed cameos that first appeared in 1775.
- ‘Do you collect Wedgewood?’
- ‘My favorite type of Wedgewood is their jasperware.’
- ‘The Museum (two doors down the road) already housed the splendidly wide-ranging collections of decorative art and antiquities given in 1867 by Joseph Mayer, from medieval ivories to Wedgwood.’
- ‘We do have some Wedgewood but only 4 place settings.’
- ‘She has a china cabinet now, so I gave her some Wedgewood I bought at an auction years ago.’
- 1.1 A powder-blue color characteristic of Wedgwood stoneware.
- ‘She wore glasses over her Wedgewood eyes to deflect admiration, my father had told me.’
- ‘Waving to her friend, she rose, carefully gathered up the hem of her pale Wedgwood blue dress trimmed in white lining, and trudged off lazily to meet the calling voice.’
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