from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the ground engraved or cut out in the parts to be enameled; inlaid in depressions made in the ground; -- said of a kind of enamel work in which depressions made in the surface are filled with enamel pastes, which are afterward fired; also, designating the process of making such enamel work.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the ground originally cast with depressions, or engraved or cut out, or lowered: said of a kind of enameling upon metal, of which the hollows are filled with the enamel pastes, which are afterward fired.
  • n. The art or method of producing such work in enamel: as, a plaque in champlevé.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (for metals) having areas separated by metal and filled with colored enamel and fired


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