Celluloid Cel"lu*loid` (s[e^]l"[-u]*loid), n. [Cellulose + -oid.] A substance composed essentially of gun cotton and camphor, and when pure resembling ivory in texture and color, but variously colored to imitate coral, tortoise shell, amber, malachite, etc. It is used in the manufacture of jewelry and many small articles, as combs, brushes, collars, and cuffs; -- originally called {xylonite}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Xylonite — Xy lon*ite, n. See {Zylonite}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • xylonite — (entrée créée par le supplément) (ksi lo ni t ) s. m. Synonyme d ivoride (voy. ce mot au Supplément), Lettre commune des douanes, 20 déc. 1876, n° 334. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Dérivé irrégulier du grec, bois …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Xylonite — Xy·lo·nite …   English syllables

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