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ciborium

noun ci·bo·ri·um \sə-ˈbr-ē-əm\
plural -ria \-ē-ə\

Definition of CIBORIUM

1
:  a goblet-shaped vessel for holding eucharistic bread
2
:  baldachin; specifically :  a freestanding vaulted canopy supported by four columns over a high altar

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Origin of CIBORIUM

Medieval Latin, from Latin, cup, from Greek kibōrion
First Known Use: 1651

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