smalt

noun
\ ˈsmȯlt How to pronounce smalt (audio) \

Definition of smalt

: a deep blue pigment consisting of a powdered glass that contains oxide of cobalt

First Known Use of smalt

1558, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for smalt

Middle French, from Old Italian smalto, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German smelzan to melt — more at smelt entry 2

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“Smalt.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smalt. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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