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ciborium


ciborium


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ciborium  \Ci*bo"ri*um\,  n.:  pl  {Ciboria}.  [LL.,  fr  L.  ciborium 
  a  cup,  fr  Gr  ?  a  seed  vessel  of  the  Egyptian  bean;  also  a 
  cup  made  from  its  largeleaves  or  resembling  its  seed  vessel 
  in  shape.] 
  1.  (Arch.)  A  canopy  usually  standing  free  and  supported  on 
  four  columns,  covering  the  high  altar,  or  very  rarely,  a 
  secondary  altar. 
 
  2.  (R.  C.  Ch.)  The  coffer  or  case  in  which  the  host  is  kept; 
  the  pyx.