chryselephantine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek χρυσελεφάντινος (khruselephantinos), from χρυσός (khrusos, gold) + ἐλεφάντινος (elephantinos, of ivory).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɹɪsɛlɪˈfæntɪn/

Adjective[edit]

chryselephantine (comparative more chryselephantine, superlative most chryselephantine)

  1. Made of gold and ivory.
    • 1885: I drew near and perceived that the light came from a precious stone as big as an ostrich egg, set at the upper end of the alcove upon a little chryselephantine couch of ivory and gold; and this jewel, blazing like the sun, cast its rays wide and side. — Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Night 17

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