(Geological Science) hard fine-grained black stoneware, made in Europe, esp in England, in the late 18th century
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ba•salt•ware(bəˈsɔltˌwɛər, ˈbæs ɔlt-, ˈbeɪ sɔlt-)
unglazed stoneware with a dull gloss, developed by Josiah Wedgwood (1730–95).
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Black, unglazed pottery.
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