xylograph

[ zahy-luh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˈzaɪ ləˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /

noun

an engraving on wood.

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Origin of xylograph

First recorded in 1860–65; xylo- + -graph
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British Dictionary definitions for xylograph

xylograph
/ (ˈzaɪləˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) /

noun

an engraving in wood
a print taken from a wood block

verb

(tr) to print (a design, illustration, etc) from a wood engraving
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