Girandole



[jir-uh n-dohl] /ˈdʒɪr ənˌdoʊl/

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.
/ˈdʒɪrənˌdəʊl/
noun
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
n.

1630s, a type of fireworks; 1825 as a type of earring or pendant, from French girandole, from Italian girandola, diminutive of giranda “a revolving jet,” from Latin gyrandus, gerundive of gyrare “to turn round in a circle, revolve” (see gyration).

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