from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. New Mexico See luminaria.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Porto Rico the balloon-vine, Cardiospermum Halicacabum, so called from the fancied resembance of its inflated fruit to a miniature paper lantern.
Spanish, paper lantern, diminutive of farol, lantern, from faro, lighthouse, lantern, from Latin pharus, from Pharus, Pharos.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)