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  1. zaffre(Noun)

    a blue pigment obtained by roasting cobalt ore


  1. Zaffre

    Zaffre, a pre-scientific substance, is a deep blue pigment obtained by roasting cobalt ore, and is made of either an impure form of cobalt oxide or impure cobalt arseniate. During the Victorian Era, zaffre was used to prepare smalt and stain glass blue. The first recorded use of zaffre as a color name in English was sometime in the 1550s.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Zaffre

    Zaffer, zaf′ėr, n. the impure oxide obtained by partially roasting cobalt ore previously mixed with two or three times its weight of fine sand. [Fr. zafre, of Ar. origin.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of zaffre in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of zaffre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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