Ciboria
Ciborium Ci*bo"ri*um, n.: pl. {Ciboria}. [LL., fr. L. ciborium a cup, fr. Gr. ? a seed vessel of the Egyptian bean; also, a cup made from its largeleaves, or resembling its seed vessel in shape.] 1. (Arch.) A canopy usually standing free and supported on four columns, covering the high altar, or, very rarely, a secondary altar. [1913 Webster]

2. (R. C. Ch.) The coffer or case in which the host is kept; the pyx. [1913 Webster]


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