- The definition of a lampion is a small oil lamp with a colored glass chimney.
An example of lampion is what guests may carry on an outdoor tour through a colonial exhibit village at night.
lampion definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French ; from Italian lampione ; from lampa, a lamp ; from Old French lampe, lamp
lampion definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: French, from Italian lampione, augmentative of lampa, lamp, from Old French lampe; see lamp.