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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

zaf•ferˈzæf ər(n.)

  1. a blue pigment containing impure cobalt oxide, used in ceramic glazes.

    Category: Ceramics

Origin of zaffer:

1655–65; < It zaffera, perh. < L sapphīrasapphire

Wiktionary

  1. zaffer(Noun)

    A pigment obtained, usually by roasting cobalt glance with sand or quartz, as a dark earthy powder. It consists of crude cobalt oxide, or of an impure cobalt arseniate. It is used in porcelain painting, and in enameling pottery, to produce a blue color, and is often confounded with smalt, from which, however, it is distinct, as it contains no potash. The name is often loosely applied to mixtures of zaffer proper with silica, or oxides of iron, manganese, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Zaffer(noun)

    a pigment obtained, usually by roasting cobalt glance with sand or quartz, as a dark earthy powder. It consists of crude cobalt oxide, or of an impure cobalt arseniate. It is used in porcelain painting, and in enameling pottery, to produce a blue color, and is often confounded with smalt, from which, however, it is distinct, as it contains no potash. The name is often loosely applied to mixtures of zaffer proper with silica, or oxides of iron, manganese, etc

Anagrams of zaffer

  1. zaffre

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