A receptacle in which the host is held and displayed.
A receptacle in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration.
An ornamental, often precious receptacle, either open or with a transparent cover, in which the sacramental bread is placed for veneration.
Origin of monstrance
Middle English from Old French from Medieval Latin mōnstrantia from Latin mōnstrāns mōnstrant- present participle of mōnstrāre to show from mōnstrum portent, monster monster