from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A white or colored clay slip coating applied to a ceramic body to give it decorative color or improved texture.
- n. A clay slip which is colored with metal oxides or stains, used for coating the surface of a pot either before or after bisque firing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any earthy white or cream-colored paste used as a slip in coating naturally colored pottery, in order to mask or tone down its coarser and less agreeable tint.
French engobe, see en-, gober. (Wiktionary)