Word of the Day: Colophon

Colophon

Say It: \ˈkä-lə-fən, –ˌfän\

Part of Speech: noun

Definition (as defined by Merriam-Webster): a publisher’s or printer’s distinctive emblem, used as an identifying device on its books and other works.

Used in a Sentence (aka How I Found It): “It became prestigious for a company to deliver its goods in a Chandeler-Powell container, for presents to be wrapped in a box with the distinctive C-P colophon.” The Private Patient by P.D. James

Origin: Latin, first used in 1501

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