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luminaria

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noun lu·mi·nar·ia \ˌlü-mə-ˈner-ē-ə\

Definition of luminaria

plural lu·mi·nar·i·as

  1. :  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


Learn More about luminaria

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "luminaria"


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