n. pl. ci·bo·ri·a (-bôrē-ə)
1. A vaulted canopy permanently placed over an altar.
2. A covered receptacle for holding the consecrated wafers of the Eucharist.
[Medieval Latin cibōrium, from Latin, a drinking cup, from Greek kibōrion, probably of Egyptian origin.]
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