Definitions for ciboriumsɪˈbɔr i əm, -ˈboʊr-; -ˈbɔr i ə, -ˈboʊr-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ci•bo•ri•umsɪˈbɔr i əm, -ˈboʊr-; -ˈbɔr i ə, -ˈboʊr-(n.)(pl.)-bo•ri•a
a permanent canopy over an altar; baldachin.
a vessel for holding the consecrated bread or sacred wafers for the Eucharist.
Origin of ciborium:
1645–55; < L: drinking-cup < Gk kibṓrion lit., the seed vessel of the Egyptian lotus, which the cup appar. resembled
A fixed vaulted canopy over a Christian altar, supported on four columns.
A covered receptacle for holding the consecrated wafers of the Eucharist.
a canopy usually standing free and supported on four columns, covering the high altar, or, very rarely, a secondary altar
the coffer or case in which the host is kept; the pyx