glaze

[[t]gle͟ɪz[/t]]
glazes, glazing, glazed
1) N-COUNT A glaze is a thin layer of liquid which is put on a piece of pottery and becomes hard and shiny when the pottery is heated in a very hot oven.

...hand-painted French tiles with decorative glazes.

2) N-COUNT A glaze is a thin layer of beaten egg, milk, or other liquid that you spread onto food in order to make the surface shine and look attractive.

Brush the glaze over the top and sides of the hot cake.

3) VERB When you glaze food such as bread or pastry, you spread a layer of beaten egg, milk, or other liquid onto it before you cook it in order to make its surface shine and look attractive.

[V n] Glaze the pie with beaten egg.

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