historiated

historiated

[hi-stawr-ee-ey-tid, -stohr-]
adjective
(especially of initial letters on an illuminated manuscript) decorated with animals, flowers, or other designs that have a narrative or symbolic purpose.
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historiated (hɪˈstɔːrɪˌeɪtɪd)
 
adj
Also: storiated decorated with flowers or animals
 
[C19: from Medieval Latin historiāre to tell a story in pictures, from Latin historia story]

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