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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An ornate candle holder.

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  • The earliest uses of "girandole" in English, in the 17th century, referred to a kind of firework or to something, such as a fountain, with a radiating pattern like that...
  • Such a pattern is reflected in the word's etymology: "girandole" can be traced back, by way of French and Italian, to the Latin word "gyrus," meaning "gyre" or "a...
  • Back to the pasta bentos – penne (actually girandole) with creamy sundried tomato sauce, pine nuts and rucola.
  • I have seen a set of cut-glass sent to Calcutta for the purpose, or a girandole, too handsome for Brazilian purchasers. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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