xylography

[zahy-log-ruh-fee]
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noun

the art of engraving on wood, or of printing from such engravings.

Nearby words

  1. xylo-,
  2. xylocarp,
  3. xylogenous,
  4. xylograph,
  5. xylographic,
  6. xyloid,
  7. xylol,
  8. xylophage,
  9. xylophagous,
  10. xylophilous

Origin of xylography

From the French word xylographie, dating back to 1810–20. See xylo-, -graphy

Related formsxy·log·ra·pher, nounxy·lo·graph·ic [zahy-luh-graf-ik] /ˌzaɪ ləˈgræf ɪk/, xy·lo·graph·i·cal, adjectivexy·lo·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for xylography

xylography

noun

the art, craft, or process of printing from wooden blocks
Derived Formsxylographer, nounxylographic (ˌzaɪləˈɡræfɪk) or xylographical, adjective

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