Lampion definition

lămpē-ən
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.

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An oil-burning lamp, often of colored glass, for outdoor use.
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A small oil lamp, usually with a colored glass chimney, formerly used as for a carriage light.
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A small oil lamp.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lampion
Plural:
lampions

Origin of lampion

  • French from Italian lampione augmentative of lampa lamp from Old French lampe lamp

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French lampion, from Italian lampione, from lampa.

    From Wiktionary