gue·​ri·​don | \ gā-rē-ˈdōⁿ How to pronounce gueridon (audio) \

Definition of gueridon

: a small usually ornately carved and embellished stand or table

Examples of gueridon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the master bedroom, for example, a T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings gueridon table sits beneath a John Currin painting, and the burl-maple bed is framed by 19th-century Chinese cloisonné lamps and Andy Warhol portraits. Derek Blasberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lightness of Being: Samantha Boardman," 23 Aug. 2013

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First Known Use of gueridon

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gueridon

French guéridon, from Gueridon, character in 17th century farces and popular songs

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“Gueridon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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