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