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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 por·ce·lain /ˈpors(ə)lən, ˈpɔr-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 por·ce·lain /ˈpors(ə)lən, ˈpɔr-/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Por·ce·lain n. Bot. Purslain. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : ceramic ware made of a more or less translucent ceramic