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3 definitions found
 for Tempera
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tempera \Tem"pe*ra\, n. [It.] (Paint.)
     A mode or process of painting; distemper.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The term is applied especially to early Italian
           painting, common vehicles of which were yolk of egg,
           yolk and white of egg mixed together, the white juice
           of the fig tree, and the like.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tempera
      n 1: pigment mixed with water-soluble glutinous materials such
           as size and egg yolk [syn: tempera, poster paint,
           poster color, poster colour]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "tempera":
     aquarelle, canvas, chromogen, coat, coat of paint, coating, color,
     color filter, color gelatin, colorant, coloring, dead-color,
     distemper, drier, dye, dyestuff, easel-picture, exterior paint,
     finger painting, flat coat, flat wash, floor enamel, gouache,
     ground, interior paint, medium, oil, oil painting, opaque color,
     paint, painting, pigment, prime coat, primer, priming, stain,
     thinner, tinction, tincture, transparent color, turpentine, turps,
     undercoat, undercoating, vehicle, wash, wash coat, wash drawing,
     water
  
  

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