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- n. A soft clay used for moulding or decorating pottery
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A paste of clay used in decorating coarse pottery in relief.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An East Indian vegetable product, the chief constituents of which are wax, gum, and bitter extract.
- n. Worm-seed.
- n. In ceramics, same as slip.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
But trial trenches at its base have revealed an intriguing discovery that may lead to another interpretation: a 5. 9-inch-tall statuette made of fine clay in the barbotine technique that depicts a couple embracing -- a young male and a naked, older female (his head nestled in her breasts).