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baldachin

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noun bal·da·chin \ˈbȯl-də-kən, ˈbal-\

Definition of baldachin

plural baldachins or baldachinos

  1. 1 :  a cloth canopy fixed or carried over an important person or a sacred object

  2. 2 :  a rich embroidered fabric of silk and gold

  3. 3 :  an ornamental structure resembling a canopy used especially over an altar



Variants of baldachin

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

Origin of baldachin

Italian baldacchino, from Baldacco Baghdad, Iraq


First Known Use: 1537


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