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 for chrome
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chrome \Chrome\ (kr[=o]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chromed
     (kr[=o]md); p. pr. & vb. n. Chroming.] [From Chrome, n.]
     To treat with a solution of potassium bichromate, as in
     dyeing.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chrome \Chrome\, n.
     Same as Chromium.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Chrome alum (Chem.), a dark violet substance,
        (SO4)3Cr2.K2SO4.24H2O, analogous to, and crystallizing
        like, common alum. It is regarded as a double sulphate of
        chromium and potassium.
  
     Chrome green
     (a) The green oxide of chromium, Cr2O3, used in enamel
         painting, and glass staining.
     (b) A pigment made by mixing chrome yellow with Prussian
         blue.
  
     Chrome red, a beautiful red pigment originally prepared
        from the basic chromate of lead, but now made from red
        oxide of lead.
  
     Chrome yellow, a brilliant yellow pigment, PbCrO4, used
        by painters.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chromium \Chro"mi*um\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? color.] (Chem.)
     A comparatively rare element occurring most abundantly in the
     mineral chromite. Atomic weight 52.5. Symbol Cr. When
     isolated it is a hard, brittle, grayish white metal, fusible
     with difficulty. Its chief commercial importance is for its
     compounds, as potassium chromate, lead chromate, etc., which
     are brilliantly colored and are used dyeing and calico
     printing. Called also chrome.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  chrome
      n 1: another word for chromium when it is used in dyes or
           pigments
      v 1: plate with chromium; "chrome bathroom fixtures" [syn:
           chrome, chromium-plate]
      2: treat with a chromium compound

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  chrome
   n.
  
      [from automotive slang via wargaming] Showy features added to attract users
      but contributing little or nothing to the power of a system. ?The 3D icons
      in Motif are just chrome, but they certainly are pretty chrome!?
      Distinguished from bells and whistles by the fact that the latter are
      usually added to gratify developers' own desires for featurefulness. Often
      used as a term of contempt.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  chrome
  
      (From automotive slang via wargaming) Showy
     features added to attract users but contributing little or
     nothing to the power of a system.
  
     "The 3D icons in Motif are just chrome, but they certainly
     are *pretty* chrome!"
  
     Chrome is distinguished from bells and whistles by the fact
     that the latter are usually added to gratify developers' own
     desires for featurefulness.  Often used as a term of contempt
     and sometimes used in conjunction with 'fluff', "all the fluff
     and chrome that comes with Motif".
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1997-09-19)
  

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