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epergne


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  'Epergne  \['E]`pergne"\,  n.  [F.  ['e]pargne  a  sparing  or  saving; 
  a  treasury.  ``Our  ['e]pergne  is  a  little  treasury  of 
  sweetmeats,  fruits,  and  flowers.''  --Brewer.] 
  A  centerpiece  for  table  decoration,  usually  consisting  of 
  several  dishes  or  receptacles  of  different  sizes  grouped 
  together  in  an  ornamental  design. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  epergne 
  n  :  a  large  table  centerpiece  with  branching  holders  for  fruit 
  or  sweets  or  flowers 




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