zaffer

/zaf"euhr/, n.
an artificial mixture, resembling smalt, containing cobalt oxide and, usually, silica, used to produce a blue color in glass and in ceramic glazes.
Also, zaffre.
[1655-65; < It zaffera, perh. < L sapphira SAPPHIRE]

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  • Zaffer — af fer, n. [F. zafre, safre; cf. Sp. zafra, safra, It. saffera, G. zaffer; all probably of Arabic origin. Cf. {Zaphara}.] A pigment obtained, usually by roasting cobalt glance with sand or quartz, as a dark earthy powder. It consists of crude… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zaffer — (Kobaltsaflor), s. Kobalt …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • zaffer — or zaffre [zaf′ər] n. [< Fr zafre or It zaffera, prob. < Ar ṣufr, yellow copper, brass] a mixture of impure oxides of cobalt, used in making smalt and as a blue pigment in ceramic glazes, glassmaking, etc …   English World dictionary

  • 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 …   Wiktionary

  • zaffer — zaf·fer …   English syllables

  • zaffer — zaf•fer [[t]ˈzæf ər[/t]] n. cer a blue pigment containing impure cobalt oxide, used in ceramic glazes • Etymology: 1655–65; < It zaffera, perh. < L sapphīra sapphire …   From formal English to slang

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