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English Word:

girandole


English Pronunciation:

gir•an•dole


Noun:


⇨Etymology

(French) See Gyrate.


⇨Definition

1. An ornamental branched candlestick.

2. A flower stand, fountain, or the like, of branching form.

3. (Pyrotechny) A kind of revolving firework.

4. (Fortification) A series of chambers in defensive mines. Farrow.



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

From French girandole, from Italian girandola, from girare ‘to turn, gyrate’.


Noun:

girandole (plural girandoles) An ornamental branched candle holder, sometimes with a mirror behind. 1847, Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, Chapter XVIII As I sat in my usual nook, and looked at him with the light of the girandoles on the mantelpiece beaming full over him... (Can we find and add a quotation of Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers to this entry?) (pyrotechnics) A type of firework which creates a "whirling top" or "flying saucer" effect.


Anagrams:

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Reference:

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