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baldachin

noun bal·da·chin \ˈbl-də-kən, ˈbal-\
plural baldachins or baldachinos

Definition of BALDACHIN

1
:  a cloth canopy fixed or carried over an important person or a sacred object
2
:  a rich embroidered fabric of silk and gold
3
:  an ornamental structure resembling a canopy used especially over an altar

Variants of BALDACHIN

bal·da·chin or bal·da·chi·no \ˌbal-də-ˈkē-(ˌ)nō, ˌbäl-\

Origin of BALDACHIN

Italian baldacchino, from Baldacco Baghdad, Iraq
First Known Use: 1537

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