piscina


pi·sci·na

noun \pə-ˈsē-nə, -ˈsī-\

Definition of PISCINA

:  a basin with a drain near the altar of a church for disposing of water from liturgical ablutions

Origin of PISCINA

Medieval Latin, from Latin, fishpond, from piscis
First Known Use: 1774

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