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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek χρυσελεφάντινος (khruselephántinos), from χρυσός (khrusós, gold) + ἐλεφάντινος (elephántinos, of ivory).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɹɪsɛlɪˈfæntɪn/

AdjectiveEdit

chryselephantine (not comparable)

  1. Made of gold and ivory.
    • 1885: I drew near and perceived that the light came from a precious stone as big as an ostrich egg, set at the upper end of the alcove upon a little chryselephantine couch of ivory and gold; and this jewel, blazing like the sun, cast its rays wide and side. — Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Night 17

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