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bal•da•chin



Pronunciation: (bal'du-kin, bôl'-), [key]
n.
1. Also,baudekin. Textiles.a silk brocade interwoven with gold or silver threads, used chiefly for ceremonial purposes.
2. Archit.a permanent ornamental canopy, as above a freestanding altar or throne.
3. a portable canopy carried in religious processions. Also,bal•dac•chi•no,bal•da•chi•noPronunciation: (bal"du-kē'nō), [key] bal'da•quin.

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