- a white cloth or robe formerly put on a baby at baptism as a symbol of innocence: it was used as a shroud if the child died within a month of birth
- Archaic an innocent baby; infant
Origin of chrisomMiddle English crisom (var. of crisme, chrism), origin, originally , cloth to keep chrism off the face
- A white cloth or robe worn by an infant at baptism.
- Archaic An infant wearing a baptismal robe; a baby.
Origin of chrisomMiddle English crisom variant of crisme chrisom, chrism ; see chrism .