noun \lə-ˈvä-(ˌ)bō\
plural la·va·bos

Definition of LAVABO

often capitalized :  a ceremony at Mass in which the celebrant washes his hands after offering the oblations and says Psalm 25:6–12 (DV)
a :  a washbasin and a tank with a spigot that are fastened to a wall
b :  this combination used as a planter

Origin of LAVABO

Latin, I shall wash, from lavare
First Known Use: circa 1858


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