Zaffer definition

zăfər
An impure oxide of cobalt, used to produce a blue color in enamel and in the making of smalt.
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A mixture of impure oxides of cobalt, used in making smalt and as a blue pigment in ceramic glazes, glassmaking, etc.
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Alternative form of zaffre.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
zaffer
Plural:
zaffers

Origin of zaffer

  • Italian zaffera from Old French safre perhaps alteration of safir sapphire sapphire or from Arabic ṭufr yellow copper, brass from ’aṭfar yellow ṭpr2 in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition