- a rich brocade, formerly made of silk and gold
- a canopy of this or other material, carried in church processions or placed over an altar or throne
- a stone or wooden structure like a canopy, built over an altar
Origin of baldachin; from Italian or Fr: French baldaquin ; from Italian baldacchino, after Baldacco, Baghdad, where the cloth was manufactured
nounpl. bal·da·chins also bal·da·chi·nos
- A rich fabric of silk and gold brocade.
- a. A canopy of fabric carried in church processions or placed over an altar, throne, or dais.b. A structure having the form of a canopy, usually built of stone or bronze, over the altar of a church.
Origin of baldachinItalian baldacchino, from Old Italian, from Baldacco, Baghdad (where rich brocade was woven in medieval times).
- Alternative spelling of baldacchin.