eglomise

adjective
eglo·​mi·​se | \ ˌā-glə-(ˌ)mē-ˈzā How to pronounce eglomise (audio) , ˌe-; ˈā-glə-(ˌ)mē-ˌ, ˈe- \
variants: or less commonly églomisé

Definition of eglomise

: made of glass on the back of which is a painted picture that shows through

First Known Use of eglomise

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eglomise

French, past participle of églomiser to decorate a glass panel by painting on its back, from Jean-Baptiste Glomy †1786 French decorator

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“Eglomise.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eglomise. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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