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chrisom


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chrisom  \Chris"om\,  n.  [See  {Chrism}.] 
  1.  A  white  cloth,  anointed  with  chrism,  or  a  white  mantle 
  thrown  over  a  child  when  baptized  or  christened.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  A  child  which  died  within  a  month  after  its  baptism;  --  so 
  called  from  the  chrisom  cloth  which  was  used  as  a  shroud 
  for  it  [Obs.]  --Blount. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chrisom 
  n  :  a  consecrated  mixture  of  oil  and  balsam  [syn:  {chrism},  {sacramental 
  oil},  {holy  oil}] 




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