adjective chres·to·math·ic \¦krestə¦mathik\

Definition of chrestomathic

  1. :  belonging to or devoted to useful knowledge or learning

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Origin and Etymology of chrestomathic

chrestomath- (from French, German, or Greek; French chrestomathie, from German, from Greek chrēstomatheia) + -ic

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a brief usually trivial fact

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