decalcomania


de·cal·co·ma·nia

noun \di-ˌkal-kə-ˈmā-nē-ə\

Definition of DECALCOMANIA

1
:  the art or process of transferring pictures and designs from specially prepared paper (as to glass)
2
:  decal

Origin of DECALCOMANIA

French décalcomanie, from décalquer to copy by tracing (from dé- de- + calquer to trace, from Italian calcare, literally, to tread, from Latin) + manie mania, from Late Latin mania — more at caulk
First Known Use: 1864

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