bal|da|chin


bal|da|chin
bal|da|chin or bal|da|quin «BAL duh kihn, BL-», noun.
1. a structure in the form of a canopy, placed above an altar, throne, or other important focal point of a room.
2. a) a canopy of silk or other fabric carried in solemn processions. b) a similar canopy draped above an altar, dais, or other important focal point of a room.
3. = baudekin. (Cf.baudekin)
[< Frch baldaquin < Italian baldacchino < Baldacco, Italian name of Bagdad, where the silk was made]

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