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Chinese lantern

Chinese lantern

n.
1. A decorative collapsible lantern of thin, brightly colored paper.

Chinese lantern

n
1. a collapsible lantern made of thin coloured paper
2. (Plants) an Asian solanaceous plant, Physalis franchetii, cultivated for its attractive orange-red inflated calyx. See also winter cherry

Chi′nese lan′tern


n.
a collapsible lantern of thin colored paper, often used for decorative lighting.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chinese lantern - a collapsible paper lantern in bright colorsChinese lantern - a collapsible paper lantern in bright colors; used for decorative purposes
lantern - light in a transparent protective case
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The large conservatory opening out of it is pleasantly lighted with Chinese lanterns, and beautifully decorated with shrubs and flowers.
For effective magic is transcendent nature; and who shall measure the subtlety of those touches which convey the quality of soul as well as body, and make a man's passion for one woman differ from his passion for another as joy in the morning light over valley and river and white mountain-top differs from joy among Chinese lanterns and glass panels?
The donation forms part of Chinese Lantern Festival and the 20th anniversary of Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and South Africa.
We will have a Happy Jurassic Chinese Lantern Show at the Naseem Gardens this year.
Now it's the turn of the Chinese lantern to receive the knockout blow.
Actually, the Chinese lantern has a lot of good features that do not exist in the Egyptian one, which is made of sheet iron.
They are decorated with silk leaves, foam berries, papier-mche pumpkins and gourds in autumn colors or silk leaves and papier-mache Chinese Lantern fruit.
A FIRE started at a Wolverhampton house after a Chinese lantern is understood to have landed in guttering.
Fire investigators have blamed the inferno on a Chinese lantern.
West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service area commander Steve Vincent said at the time: "A Chinese lantern was spotted on CCTV floating across and into the site and starting a fire in plastic bales.
Steve West, Llandaff, Cardiff I SEE that a Chinese lantern has now caused a major catastrophic fire, which then released thick poisonous acrid, health-damaging smoke over a wide residential area.

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