[kohn-tey, kon-tee; French kawn-tey]
- Trademark. a brand of crayon made of graphite and clay, usually in black, red, or brown.
Origin of Conté
1850–55; named after N. J. Conté, 18th-century French chemist, who invented it
Also called Conté crayon.
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- trademark a hard crayon used by artists, etc, made of clay and graphite and often coloured a reddish-brownAlso called: conté-crayon
C19: named after N.J. Conté, 18th-century French chemist
- a tale or short story, esp of adventure
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