from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rich fabric of silk and gold brocade.
- n. A canopy of fabric carried in church processions or placed over an altar, throne, or dais.
- n. Architecture A stone or marble structure built in the form of a canopy, especially over the altar of a church.
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- n. Alternative spelling of baldacchin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rich brocade; baudekin.
- n. A structure in form of a canopy, sometimes supported by columns, and sometimes suspended from the roof or projecting from the wall; generally placed over an altar.
- n. A portable canopy borne over shrines, etc., in procession.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as baudekin.
- n. A canopy of various kinds.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. ornamented canopy supported by columns or suspended from a roof or projected from a wall (as over an altar)
Italian baldacchino, from Old Italian, from Baldacco, Baghdad.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)