crayon

[ krey-on, -uhn ]
/ ˈkreɪ ɒn, -ən /

noun

a pointed stick or pencil of colored clay, chalk, wax, etc., used for drawing or coloring.
a drawing in crayons.

verb (used with object)

to draw or color with a crayon or crayons.

verb (used without object)

to make a drawing with crayons.

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Origin of crayon

1635–45; <French, equivalent to craie chalk (<Latin crēta clay, chalk) + -on noun suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM crayon

cray·on·ist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for crayon

crayon
/ (ˈkreɪən, -ɒn) /

noun

a small stick or pencil of charcoal, wax, clay, or chalk mixed with coloured pigment
a drawing made with crayons

verb

to draw or colour with crayons

Derived forms of crayon

crayonist, noun

Word Origin for crayon

C17: from French, from craie, from Latin crēta chalk
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