Vitrine meaning

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A glass-paneled cabinet or case for displaying articles such as china, objets d'art, or fine merchandise.
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A glass-paneled cabinet or glass display case for art objects, curios, etc.
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A glass-paneled cabinet or case, especially for displaying articles such as china, objets d'art, or fine merchandise.
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Origin of vitrine

  • French from vitre pane of glass from Old French glass, window with multiple lights from Latin vitrum

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

  • From French vitrine, from vitre (“pane of glass"), from Old French, from Latin vitrum (“glass").

    From Wiktionary