Chinese lantern

Chinese lantern

noun
a collapsible lantern of thin, colored paper, often used for decorative lighting.
Also called Japanese lantern.


Origin:
1815–25

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Chinese lantern
 
n
1.  a collapsible lantern made of thin coloured paper
2.  See also winter cherry an Asian solanaceous plant, Physalis franchetii, cultivated for its attractive orange-red inflated calyx

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