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baldachin

bal·da·chin

baldachin

 
pronunciation:
bael d kn [or] bawl d kn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a silk brocade fabric having gold and silver threads.
definition 2: a portable cloth canopy used in religious services.
definition 3: in architecture, a permanent canopy, as of stone, over an altar or other structure.
derivation: baldachino (n.)