Ci*bo"ri*um (?), n.: pl. Ciboria (#). [LL., fr. L. ciborium a cup, fr. Gr. a seed vessel of the Egyptian bean; also, a cup made from its largeleaves, or resembling its seed vessel in shape.]
A canopy usually standing free and supported on four columns, covering the high altar, or, very rarely, a secondary altar.
2. R. C. Ch.
The coffer or case in which the host is kept; the pyx.
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