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vitrine

[vi-treen] /vɪˈtrin/
noun
1.
a glass cabinet or case, especially for displaying art objects.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < French, equivalent to vitre pane of glass + -ine -ine2
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Examples from the web for vitrine
  • Medical implements and syringes occupy a central vitrine.
  • The exhibition consists of graphic panels, replica artifacts, vitrine and framework for the panels.
British Dictionary definitions for vitrine

vitrine

/ˈvɪtriːn/
noun
1.
a glass display case or cabinet for works of art, curios, etc
Word Origin
C19: from French, from vitre pane of glass, from Latin vitrum glass
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Word Origin and History for vitrine
n.

1880, from French vitrine, from vitre "glass" (see vitreous).

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