Definitions

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  • n. A centerpiece for table decoration, usually consisting of several dishes or receptacles of different sizes grouped together in an ornamental design.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A centerpiece for table decoration, usually consisting of several dishes or receptacles of different sizes grouped together in an ornamental design.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ornamental piece serving as a centerpiece for the dinner-table, and, in its complete form, having one or several baskets or small dishes, which are usually detachable and serve to contain flowers, fruit, bonbons, and other articles of the dessert, etc.: sometimes merely ornamental, as a group of figures. Epergnes are usually of silver, sometimes of gilt bronze, glass, or other material.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large table centerpiece with branching holders for fruit or sweets or flowers

Etymologies

French épargne a sparing or saving; a treasury. (Wiktionary)

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