- the partly fused mixture of sand and fluxes of which glass is made
- a partly fused vitreous substance, ground and used as a basis for glazes and enamels
Origin: Fr fritte < It fritta, fried, pp. of friggere < L frigere, fry
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- The fused or partially fused materials used in making glass.
- A vitreous substance used in making porcelain, glazes, or enamels.
Origin: Italian fritta, from feminine past participle of friggere, to fry, from Latin frīgere, to roast, fry.