- deep-blue glass prepared from silica, potash, and oxide of cobalt: used, in pulverized form, as a pigment
- pigment made in this way
- its deep-blue color
Origin of smaltFrench from Italian smalto from Frankish an unverified form smalt from West Germanic base of Old High German smelzan, to melt: see smelt
A deep blue paint and ceramic pigment produced by pulverizing a glass made of silica, potash, and cobalt oxide.
Origin of smaltFrench from Italian smalto enamel, glaze of Germanic origin ; see mel-1 in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural smalts)