Part of speech: adjective

Made of earth or of burnt clay.

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Usage examples "earthen":

  1. I wish to pour the water from the glass jar into the earthen one. - "Happy-Thought Hall", F. C. Burnand.
  2. If the contents are divine, the vessel is always earthen. - "Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History", Auguste Sabatier.
  3. The woodlands are gone, and the rains of winter, streaming down the earthen slopes, have remodelled the whole face of the country. - "Old Calabria", Norman Douglas.