|1.||a. another word for chromium, esp when present in a pigment or dye|
|b. (as modifier): a chrome dye|
|2.||anything plated with chromium, such as fittings on a car body|
|3.||a pigment or dye that contains chromium|
|4.||to plate or be plated with chromium, usually by electroplating|
|5.||to treat or be treated with a chromium compound, as in dyeing or tanning|
|[C19: via French from Greek khrōma colour]|
Chromium, especially as a source of pigment.
chromen. [from automotive slang via wargaming] Showy features added to attract users but contributing little or nothing to the power of a system. "The 3D icons in Motif are just chrome, but they certainly are _pretty_ chrome!" Distinguished from bells and whistles by the fact that the latter are usually added to gratify developers' own desires for featurefulness. Often used as a term of contempt.