from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Wood engraving, especially of an early period.
  • n. The art of printing texts or illustrations, sometimes with color, from woodblocks, as distinct from typography.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The art of making xylographs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art of engraving on wood.
  • n. The art of making prints from the natural grain of wood.
  • n. A method pf printing in colors upon wood for purposes of house decoration.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Engraving on wood: a word used only by bibliographers, and chiefly for the woodcut work of the fifteenth century.
  • n. A process of decorative painting on wood.


xylo- + -graphy (Wiktionary)



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