chrisom

noun
chris·​om | \ ˈkri-zəm How to pronounce chrisom (audio) \

Definition of chrisom

: a white cloth or robe put on a person at baptism as a symbol of innocence

First Known Use of chrisom

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chrisom

Middle English crisom, short for crisom cloth, from crisom chrism + cloth

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“Chrisom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chrisom. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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