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Latin. n. Drinking cup, (made or shaped like a flower of Egyptian Bean Nelumbo Nucifera). A chalice-shaped vessel, with a lid, for the consecrated bread.

 - n. : pl. Ciboria. (Arch.) A canopy usually standing free and supported on four columns, covering the high altar, or, very rarely, a secondary altar. (R. C. Ch.) The coffer or case in which the host is kept; the pyx.