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.]

1. Arch.

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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