[ zaf-er ]
/ ˈzæf ər /
an artificial mixture, resembling smalt, containing cobalt oxide and, usually, silica, used to produce a blue color in glass and in ceramic glazes.
Origin of zaffer
1655–65; < Italian zaffera, perhaps < Latin sapphīra sapphire
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/ (ˈzæfə) /
impure cobalt oxide, used to impart a blue colour to enamels
Word Origin for zaffer
C17: from Italian zaffera; perhaps related to Latin sapphīrus sapphire
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