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luminaria

noun lu·mi·nar·ia \ˌlü-mə-ˈner-ē-ə\
plural lu·mi·nar·i·as

Definition of LUMINARIA

:  a traditional Mexican Christmas lantern originally consisting of a candle set in sand inside a paper bag

Origin of LUMINARIA

Spanish, decorative light, from Late Latin
First Known Use: 1949

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