from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An oil-burning lamp, often of colored glass, for outdoor use.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A small lamp suitable for illuminations.
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- noun A small oil lamp.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Bayou La Fourche in Louisiana have the same 'lampion' light!
Odious candles fumed and dribbled a sooty wax upon some (though by no means all) of these tables, and a green and orange lampion with a torn shade swung in the center of the room, seeming to tremble at the high-pitched anger of the voices below it The backs of jostling onlookers obscured what was taking place there.
Turning on his stool, Silk looked behind him; the injured man and the drunken woman were no longer beneath the lampion, though he had not heard diem go.