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  • Made of gold and ivory
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Chrys`el*e*phan"tine (?), a. [Gr. chryso`s gold + &?; made of ivory, fr. &?; ivory, elephant.] Composed of, or adorned with, gold and ivory.

&fist; The chryselephantine statues of the Greeks were built up with inferior materials, veneered, as it were, with ivory for the flesh, and gold decorated with color for the hair and garments.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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