Variant of canopy
noun pl. canopies
- a drapery, awning, or other rooflike covering fastened above a bed, throne, etc., or held on poles over a person or sacred thing
- a structure of canvas on a framework sheltering an area or forming a sheltered walk to the entrance of a building
- anything that covers or seems to cover like a canopy, as the sky
- the transparent hood over an airplane cockpit
- the part of a parachute that opens up and catches the air
- a rooflike projection over a door, pulpit, etc.
- the uppermost leafy level of a forest
Origin: ME canape < ML canapeum < L conopeum < Gr kōnōpeion, couch with mosquito curtains, dim. of kōnōps, gnat
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