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crayon

[krey-on, -uh n] /ˈkreɪ ɒn, -ən/
noun
1.
a pointed stick or pencil of colored clay, chalk, wax, etc., used for drawing or coloring.
2.
a drawing in crayons.
verb (used with object)
3.
to draw or color with a crayon or crayons.
verb (used without object)
4.
to make a drawing with crayons.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < French, equivalent to craie chalk (< Latin crēta clay, chalk) + -on noun suffix
Related forms
crayonist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for crayonist

crayon

/ˈkreɪən; -ɒn/
noun
1.
a small stick or pencil of charcoal, wax, clay, or chalk mixed with coloured pigment
2.
a drawing made with crayons
verb
3.
to draw or colour with crayons
Derived Forms
crayonist, noun
Word Origin
C17: from French, from craie, from Latin crēta chalk
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Word Origin and History for crayonist

crayon

n.

1640s, from French crayon "pencil" (16c.), originally "chalk pencil," from craie "chalk," from Latin creta "chalk, pipe-clay," of unknown origin. Not now considered to mean "Cretan earth," as once was believed.

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Encyclopedia Article for crayonist

crayon

an implement for drawing made from clay, chalk, plumbago, dry colour, and wax. There are two types of crayons, the colouring crayon and the chalk crayon.

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