chryselephantine

adjective chrys·elephantine \(¦)kris+\

Definition of chryselephantine

  1. :  composed of or adorned with gold and ivory she might have been chryselephantine—made, that is, like some old Greek statues, out of ivory and gold — G. K. Chesterton

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Origin and Etymology of chryselephantine

Greek chryselephantinos, from chrys- + elephantinos made of ivory, from elephant-, elephas ivory, elephant


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