from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A usually crystal collar on a candle socket used to catch drippings or to hold suspended pendants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A glass disk or shallow cup with a central perforation, made to surround the base of a candle or of a gas-light. In the latter case the glass is ground to diffuse the light.


French bob├Ęche.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • We may mention, to complete the inventory, a hammock suspended from two nails inserted in the wall, a three-legged garden chair, a candlestick adorned with its _bobeche_, and some other similar objects of elegant art.

    Bohemians of the Latin Quarter

  • You can add a bobeche, this is a disk made out of glass, plastic or ceramic with a hole in the center and sometimes crystal dangles.

    BellaOnline - The Voice of Women


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