cryselephantine

adj.

1827, from Greek khryselephantinos "of gold and ivory," applied to statues overlaid with gold and ivory, such as Athene Parthenos and Olympian Zeus.


Nearby words

  1. cryptozoic,
  2. cryptozoite,
  3. cryptozoology,
  4. cryptozoon,
  5. cryptozygous,
  6. cryst.,
  7. crystal,
  8. crystal ball,
  9. crystal class,
  10. crystal clear

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