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  • n. The art of carving in wood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art of wood-carving.


Ancient Greek ξύλον (xylon, "wood") + γλυφή (gluphē, "carving") (Wiktionary)


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  • Letter engraving on wood, either to ornament the wood itself or for transfer as a woodcut. This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.

    January 11, 2007