[luh-vey-boh, -vah-] /ləˈveɪ boʊ, -ˈvɑ-/
noun, plural lavaboes.
(in many medieval monasteries) a large stone basin equipped with a number of small orifices through which water flowed, used for the performance of ablutions.
a washbowl with a spigot-equipped water tank above, both mounted on a wall: now often used for decoration or as a planter.
noun (mainly RC Church) (pl) -boes, -bos
another name for washbasin
a trough for washing in a convent or monastery
[luh-vahzh, lav-ij] /ləˈvɑʒ, ˈlæv ɪdʒ/ noun 1. a washing. 2. Medicine/Medical. /ˈlævɪdʒ; læˈvɑːʒ/ noun 1. (med) the washing out of a hollow organ by flushing with water n. “a washing,” 1895, from French lavage, from laver “to wash” (see lave). lavage lav·age (lāv’ĭj, lä-väzh’) n. A washing, especially of a hollow organ such as the […]
[luh-val; French la-val] /ləˈvæl; French laˈval/ noun 1. Pierre [pyer] /pyɛr/ (Show IPA), 1883–1945, French lawyer and politician: premier 1931–32, 1935–36; premier of the Vichy government 1942–44; executed for treason 1945. 2. a city in S Quebec, in E Canada, NW of Montreal, on the St. Lawrence. 3. a city in and the capital of […]
[lah-vuh-lah-vuh] /ˌlɑ vəˈlɑ və/ noun 1. the principal garment for both sexes in Polynesia, especially in Samoa, consisting of a piece of printed cloth worn as a loincloth or skirt.
- Lava lamp
noun 1. a decorative type of lamp in which a luminous viscous material moves in constantly changing shapes noun a glass lamp lit from the bottom and containing a soft gel that moves and grows as the light heats it; also called lava light Word Origin from the gel’s similarity to volcano lava; created in […]