Definition of batik
1a : a fabric printed by an Indonesian method of hand-printing textiles by coating with wax the parts not to be dyed also : the method itself
b : a design executed in batik
2a : a method of decorating an egg or other object by coating parts of the object's surface with wax to resist dye … a Russian method of egg decorating known as batik.— Susan Antigone Ukrainian batik eggs It's a 2,000-year-old art that involves painting symbolic designs on eggs in batik style.— Leo Smith
b : a design so executed For a batik effect, hard-boil the eggs and while they are still warm criss-cross thick elastic bands around each one.— Jane Phillimore et al.
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