epergne

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noun \i-ˈpərn, ā-\

Definition of epergne

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

Origin and Etymology of epergne

probably from French épargne saving


First Known Use: 1754


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