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[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


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