[kohn-tey, kon-tee; French kawn-tey]
plural Contés [kohn-teyz, kon-teez; French kawn-tey] .
Trademark. a brand of crayon made of graphite and clay, usually in black, red, or brown.
Also called Conté crayon.

1850–55; named after N. J. Conté, 18th-century French chemist, who invented it Unabridged
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conte (kɔ̃t)
a tale or short story, esp of adventure

Conté (ˈkɒnteɪ, French kɔ̃te)
trademark Also called: conté-crayon a hard crayon used by artists, etc, made of clay and graphite and often coloured a reddish-brown
[C19: named after N.J. Conté, 18th-century French chemist]

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