Definitions

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

  • n. A usually tall floor lamp with a bowl-shaped part that diffuses the light or directs it upward.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large candelabrum, especially when decorative and made of valuable material, as bronze, rare marble, or the like: when made of wood it is sometimes termed gueridon.

Etymologies

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

French, from torche, torch; see torch.

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