Definition of baldachin
plural baldachins or baldachinos
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
Origin of baldachin
Italian baldacchino, from Baldacco Baghdad, Iraq
First Known Use: 1537
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