Definition of starch glaze in US English:

starch glaze


  • 1(Now rare) a substance used to simultaneously starch and add a gloss to laundry, typically consisting of borax or stearic acid mixed with starch; (in early use also) a substance used to produce a glossy surface on starched laundry.

  • 2A glaze made of starch and water for producing a glossy surface on items of food, typically baked goods.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Monthly Journal Progress.