Encaustic tile
Encaustic En*caus"tic, a. [L. encausticus, Gr. ?, fr. ? to burn in; ? in + ? to burn: cf. F. encaustique. See {Caustic}, and cf. {Ink}.] (Fine Arts) Prepared by means of heat; burned in. [1913 Webster]

{Encaustic painting} (Fine Arts), painting by means of wax with which the colors are combined, and which is afterwards fused with hot irons, thus fixing the colors.

{Encaustic tile} (Fine Arts), an earthenware tile which has a decorative pattern and is not wholly of one color. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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