Definition of Wedgwood in English:

Wedgwood

noun

mass nountrademark
  • 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.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘My favorite type of Wedgewood is their jasperware.’
    • ‘Do you collect Wedgewood?’
    • ‘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. 1.1 A powder-blue colour characteristic of Wedgwood stoneware.
      as modifier ‘this throw comes in indigo, rose, or Wedgwood checks on cream’
      • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

Wedgwood

/ˈwɛdʒwʊd/