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noun la·va·bo \lə-ˈvä-(ˌ)bō\

Definition of lavabo



  1. 1 often capitalized :  a ceremony at Mass in which the celebrant washes his hands after offering the oblations and says Psalm 25:6–12 (DV)

  2. 2 a :  a washbasin and a tank with a spigot that are fastened to a wall b :  this combination used as a planter

Origin and Etymology of lavabo

Latin, I shall wash, from lavare

First Known Use: circa 1858

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