chryselephantine

adjective
chrys·​elephantine | \ (¦)kris+ \

Definition of chryselephantine

: 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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History and Etymology for chryselephantine

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

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“Chryselephantine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chryselephantine. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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