from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A centerpiece for table decoration, usually consisting of several dishes or receptacles of different sizes grouped together in an ornamental design.
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- noun A centerpiece for table decoration, usually consisting of several dishes or
receptaclesof different sizes grouped together in an ornamentaldesign.
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- noun a large table centerpiece with branching holders for fruit or sweets or flowers
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French épargne a sparing or saving; a treasury.
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