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Coloring or decoration applied to pottery before glazing.
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(Ceramics) ceramics applied to pottery or porcelain before the application of glaze
(Ceramics) a pigment, etc, applied in this way
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(ˈʌn dərˌgleɪz)
1. (of a color or decoration) applied to a ceramic piece before the glaze.
2. color or decoration so applied.
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A pigment or decoration applied to pottery before it is glazed.
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