Meaning of white-ground

white-ground

Pronunciation: (hwīt'ground", wīt'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to or designating a style of vase painting developed in Greece from the 6th to the 4th centuriesb.c., characterized chiefly by a white background of slip onto which were painted polychromatic figures.
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