girandola

girandole

[jir-uhn-dohl]
noun
1.
a rotating and radiating firework.
2.
an ornate bracket for candelabra or the like, sometimes with a reflecting mirror at the back of the shelf.
3.
a brooch or earring consisting of a central ornament with usually three smaller ornaments hanging from it.
Also, girandola [ji-ran-dl-uh] .


Origin:
1625–35; < French < Italian girandola, derivative of girare to turn in a circle < Latin gȳrāre, derivative of gȳrus a circle < Greek gŷros

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girandole or girandola (ˈdʒɪrənˌdəʊl, dʒɪˈrændələ)
 
n
1.  an ornamental branched wall candleholder, usually incorporating a mirror
2.  an earring or pendant having a central gem surrounded by smaller ones
3.  a kind of revolving firework
4.  artillery a group of connected mines
 
[C17: from French, from Italian girandola, from girare to revolve, from Latin gӯrāre to gyrate]
 
girandola or girandola
 
n
 
[C17: from French, from Italian girandola, from girare to revolve, from Latin gӯrāre to gyrate]

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