: 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 goldG. K. Chesterton

Word History


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

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“Chryselephantine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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