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la·va·bo

 (lə-vā′bō, -vä′-)
n. pl. la·va·boes
1. often Lavabo The ceremonial washing of the hands and recitation from the Psalms by the celebrant before the Eucharist in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches.
2. A washbowl that is attached to a wall and filled from a water tank fastened above.

[From Latin lavābō, I shall wash (opening word of the recited portion of Psalm 26), first person future tense of lavāre, to wash; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.]

lavabo

(ləˈveɪbəʊ)
n, pl -boes or -bos
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms)
a. the ritual washing of the celebrant's hands after the offertory at Mass
b. (as modifier): lavabo basin; lavabo towel.
2. (Furniture) another name for washbasin
3. (Roman Catholic Church) a trough for washing in a convent or monastery
[C19: from Latin: I shall wash, the opening of Psalm 26:6]

la•va•bo

(ləˈveɪ boʊ, -ˈvɑ-)

n., pl. -boes.
1.
a. the ritual washing of the celebrant's hands after the offertory in the mass.
b. the passage recited at this time.
c. the small towel or basin used.
2. a stone basin or trough used for washing.
3. a washbowl with a spigot-equipped water tank above, both mounted on a wall: now often used for decoration.
[1855–60; < Latin lavābō: I shall wash]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lavabo - a basin for washing the hands (`wash-hand basin' is a British expression)lavabo - a basin for washing the hands (`wash-hand basin' is a British expression)
basin - a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids; "she mixed the dough in a large basin"
bathroom, bath - a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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