A large table centerpiece consisting of a frame with extended arms or branches supporting holders, as for flowers, fruit, or sweetmeats.
An ornamental stand with several separate dishes, trays, etc., used as a table centerpiece for holding fruit, flowers, etc.
Origin of epergne
- Perhaps alteration of French épargne a saving from épargner to save from Old French espargnier of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From French épergne.