Epergne meaning

ĭ-pûrn, ā-pârn
A large table centerpiece consisting of a frame with extended arms or branches supporting holders, as for flowers, fruit, or sweetmeats.
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An ornamental stand with several separate dishes, trays, etc., used as a table centerpiece for holding fruit, flowers, etc.
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A table centerpiece, usually made of silver, generally consisting of a central bowl with radiating dishes or holders.
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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.

    From Wiktionary