piscina

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noun pi·sci·na \pə-ˈsē-nə, -ˈsī-\

Definition of piscina

  1. :  a basin with a drain near the altar of a church for disposing of water from liturgical ablutions

Origin and Etymology of piscina

Medieval Latin, from Latin, fishpond, from piscis


First Known Use: 1774


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