bobeche

noun

bo·​beche bō-ˈbesh How to pronounce bobeche (audio)
-ˈbāsh
: a usually glass collar on a candle socket to catch drippings or on a candlestick or chandelier to hold suspended glass prisms

Word History

Etymology

French bobèche

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bobeche was in 1853

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Cite this Entry

“Bobeche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bobeche. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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