decalcomania

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noun de·cal·co·ma·nia \di-ˌkal-kə-ˈmā-nē-ə\

Definition of decalcomania

  1. 1 :  the art or process of transferring pictures and designs from specially prepared paper (as to glass)

  2. 2 :  decal

Origin and Etymology of decalcomania

French décalcomanie, from décalquer to copy by tracing (from dé- de- + calquer to trace, from Italian calcare, literally, to tread, from Latin) + manie mania, from Late Latin mania — more at caulk


First Known Use: 1864


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