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historiated

[hi-stawr-ee-ey-tid, -stohr-] /hɪˈstɔr iˌeɪ tɪd, -ˈstoʊr-/
adjective
1.
(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/
adjective
1.
decorated with flowers or animals Also storiated
Word Origin
C19: from Medieval Latin historiāre to tell a story in pictures, from Latin historia story
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