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chris·om

 (krĭz′əm)
n.
1. A white cloth or robe worn by an infant at baptism.
2. Archaic An infant wearing a baptismal robe; a baby.

[Middle English crisom, variant of crisme, chrisom, chrism; see chrism.]

chrisom

(ˈkrɪzəm)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a white robe put on an infant at baptism and formerly used as a burial shroud if the infant died soon afterwards
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) archaic an infant wearing such a robe
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a variant spelling of chrism

chris•om

(ˈkrɪz əm)

n.
1. chrism.
2. a white cloth or robe put on a person at baptism to signify innocence.
[1400–50; late Middle English krysom, crysum, variant of chrism]
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Noun1.chrisom - a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsamchrisom - a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam
ointment, salve, unguent, balm, unction - semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation