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gueridon

[ger-ee-don; French gey-ree-dawn] /ˈgɛr iˌdɒn; French geɪ riˈdɔ̃/
noun, plural gueridons
[ger-ee-donz; French gey-ree-dawn] /ˈgɛr iˌdɒnz; French geɪ riˈdɔ̃/ (Show IPA).
French Furniture.
1.
a small table or stand, as for holding a candelabrum.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < French guéridon, after the proper name Guéridon
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small stand or table designed to support a candelabrum. It was introduced into France and Italy in the second half of the 17th century in the form of a carved black figure, known as a blackamoor, holding a tray above his or her head

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