chevet

noun che·vet \shəˈvā\

Definition of chevet

plural

-s

  1. :  the apsidal eastern termination of a church choir typically having a surrounding ambulatory that opens onto a number of radiating apses or chapels —used especially of French Gothic architecture

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Origin and Etymology of chevet

French, alteration of Old French chevez, from Latin capitium head covering, opening for the head, from caput head — more at head


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