chris·​om ˈkri-zəm How to pronounce chrisom (audio)
: a white cloth or robe put on a person at baptism as a symbol of innocence

Word History


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

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chrisom was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Chrisom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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