Definitions for rakuˈrɑ ku
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a thick-walled, rough, lead-glazed earthenware, orig. from Japan.
Origin of raku:
1870–75; < Japn raku(-yaki)“pleasure” glaze
A style of Japanese pottery, considered the traditional style for the pottery used in the Japanese tea ceremony; (especially capitalised) such pottery made by the Raku family.
The English transliteration of a Japanese surname; specifically, that of the family traditionally licensed to manufacture the pottery.
Origin: From 楽.