Por·ce·lain n. A fine translucent or semitransculent kind of earthenware, made first in China and Japan, but now also in Europe and America; -- called also China, or China ware.
Porcelain, by being pure, is apt to break. --Dryden.
Ivory porcelain, porcelain with a surface like ivory, produced by depolishing. See Depolishing.
Porcelain clay. See under Clay.
Porcelain crab Zool., any crab of the genus Porcellana and allied genera (family Porcellanidæ). They have a smooth, polished carapace.
Porcelain jasper. Min. See Porcelanite.
Porcelain printing, the transferring of an impression of an engraving to porcelain.
Porcelain shell Zool., a cowry.