chrysography

[kri-sog-ruh-fee]
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noun

the art of writing in ink made of powdered gold suspended in a small amount of glair or gum.
the gold writing produced by this art.

Nearby words

  1. chrysocarpous,
  2. chrysocolla,
  3. chrysoderma,
  4. chrysograph,
  5. chrysographer,
  6. chrysoidine,
  7. chrysolite,
  8. chrysolitic,
  9. chrysomelid,
  10. chrysomonad

Origin of chrysography

From the Greek word chrȳsographía, dating back to 1850–55. See chryso-, -graphy

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Examples from the Web for chrysography

  • For chrysography, or gold-writing, the tint was nearly what we call crimson.

    Illuminated Manuscripts|John W. Bradley
  • The progress had been from mere “cheirography” to calligraphy; now it was from calligraphy to chrysography and arguriography.

    Illuminated Manuscripts|John W. Bradley