Pronunciation: (si-bôr'ē-um, -bōr'-), [key]
—pl. -bo•ri•aPronunciation: (-bôr'ē-u, -bōr'-). [key]
1. a permanent canopy placed over an altar; baldachin.
2. any container designed to hold the consecrated bread or sacred wafers for the Eucharist.
3. Archaic.a severy.
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