piscina

noun
pi·​sci·​na | \ pə-ˈsē-nə How to pronounce piscina (audio) , -ˈsī- How to pronounce piscina (audio) \

Definition of piscina

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

First Known Use of piscina

1734, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for piscina

Medieval Latin, from Latin, fishpond, from piscis

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“Piscina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piscina. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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