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  • n. A rich, embroidered brocade used for clothing in the Middle Ages, the web being gold and the woof silk.
  • n. A canopy suspended over an altar or throne, originally made of this fabric; a ciborium.

Etymologies

From French baldaquin, Italian baldacchino, from Baldacco ("Baghdad"). (Wiktionary)

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