talismanic[tălˌĭs-mănˈĭk, -ĭz-] also tal·is·man·i·cal [-ĭ-kəl]
talismanic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of or relating to talismans: talismanic formulas.
- Possessing or believed to possess magic power: a talismanic amulet.
Variant of talisman
- something, as a ring or stone, bearing engraved figures or symbols thought to bring good luck, keep away evil, etc.; amulet
- anything thought to have magic power; a charm
Origin: French ; from Arabic ṭilasm, magic figure, horoscope ; from Medieval Greek telesma, consecrated object (hence, one with power to avert evil) ; from Late Greek religious rite ; from Classical Greek telein, to initiate, origin, originally , to complete ; from telos, an end: see telo-