an ornamental stand with several separate dishes, trays, etc., used as a table centerpiece for holding fruit, flowers, etc.
Origin of epergneprobably from French épargne, a saving from épargner, to save from Frankish an unverified form sparanjan, akin to German sparen, to save
A large table centerpiece consisting of a frame with extended arms or branches supporting holders, as for flowers, fruit, or sweetmeats.
Origin of epergnePerhaps alteration of French épargne a saving from épargner to save from Old French espargnier of Germanic origin
From French épergne.