Variant of baldachin
- 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 marble or stone structure like a canopy, built over an altar
Origin: ; from Italian or Fr: French baldaquin ; from Italian baldacchino, after Baldacco, Baghdad, where the cloth was manufactured
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