epergne

noun
\ i-ˈpərn How to pronounce epergne (audio) , ā-\

Definition of epergne

: an often ornate tiered centerpiece consisting typically of a frame of wrought metal (such as silver or gold) bearing dishes, vases, or candle holders or a combination of these

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Similarly, a fantastical and allegorical epergne, or ornamental server, made for the centennial exhibition, features a female figure embodying America — hair flowing, garland in hand — standing upon a globe, as exhortative as the national anthem. Cate Mcquaid, BostonGlobe.com, "With this glittering display of silver, a Providence rags-to-riches tale," 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of epergne

1754, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epergne

probably from French épargne saving

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