What does the word enamel mean?

Usage examples for enamel

  1. It the heat is continued longer, the plate assumes a lighter color, and becomes less sensitive; and the enamel will finally scale off. – American Handbook of the Daguerrotype by Samuel D. Humphrey
  2. Very interesting conclusions may be reached if we place side by side three figures, one taken from thirteenth century glass, another from a Limoges enamel made any time from the tenth to the thirteenth century, and the third from the famous mosaics of St. Mark's in Venice. – Stained Glass Tours in France by Charles Hitchcock Sherrill