an ornamental stand with several separate dishes
, etc., used as a table centerpiece for holding fruit, flowers, etc.
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Word origin of 'epergne'prob. < Fr épargne, a saving < épargner, to save < Frank *sparanjan, akin to Ger sparen, to save