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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An opaque or translucent whitish glass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. glass having a milky appearance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as cryolite glass (which see, under cryolite).

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

  • n. a milky white translucent or opaque glass

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  • Milk glass is a relatively recent name for opaque, milky white or colored glass, that is blown or pressed into a wide variety of shapes. Animal-shaped covered dishes are popular collectibles. First made in Venice in the 16th century, the white color is achieved through the addition of tin oxide. 19th-century glassmakers called milky white opaque glass "Opal". Other milk glass colors include blue, pink, yellow, brown, and black.
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    January 25, 2008