Ve*si"ca (?), n. [L.]

A bladder.

Vesica piscis. [L., dish bladder.] Eccl. Art A glory, or aureole, of oval shape, or composed of two arcs of circles usually represented as surrounding a divine personage. More rarely, an oval composed of two arcs not representing a glory; a solid oval, etc.

 

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