size mixed with white lead, used especially as a priming in house painting.

Origin of clearcole

1815–25; < French claire colle, equivalent to claire feminine of clair clear + colle < Greek kólla glue Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for clearcole



a type of size containing whiting


(tr) to paint (a wall) with this size

Word Origin for clearcole

C19: from French claire colle clear size
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