- Refers to the cultures of the area of Central America, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, Mexico, and South America. In classifications schemes based on physical geography, Central America and North America are parts of the same continent.
- Naturally occurring sediments that are produced by chemical actions resulting during the weathering of rocks. It is often the term applied to all earths that form a paste with water and harden when heated.
- Generally, all ware made of ceramic, which is any of various hard, brittle, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and then firing a nonmetallic mineral, such as clay, at a high temperature. In specialized usage, it typically does not include porcelain, which is a type of ceramic ware made of a refractory white clay, or "kaolin," and a feldspathic rock, that react when fired so the clay serves to hold the shape of the object and the rock fuses into a natural glass.
- Refers to earthenware and stone ware that is often unglazed, made of clays that range in color from tan to red or black that fire to a shade of red; it is usually wheel-thrown and fired at a relatively low temperature.
- Containers designed to serve as receptacles for a liquid or other substance, usually those of circular section and made of some durable material; especially containers of this nature in domestic use, employed in connection with the preparation or serving of food or drink, and usually of a size suitable for carrying by hand.
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