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1. A votive candle set into a small, decorative paper bag weighted with sand and placed in a row with others along a walkway, driveway, or rooftop as a holiday decoration. Also called regionally farolito.
2. New Mexico A bonfire built in front of each house in a pueblo to celebrate Christmas Eve.

[Spanish, from Latin lūmināria, pl. of lūmināre, lamp; see luminary.]
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a small paper lantern, usually with sand and a candle inside
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(ˌlu məˈnɛər i ə)

n., pl. -nar•i•as.
a Mexican Christmas lantern consisting of a lighted candle set in sand inside a paper bag.
[1945–50; < Mexican Spanish, Sp: any lamp or lantern displayed during a festival < Medieval Latin, Late Latin lūmināria, orig. neuter pl. of lūmināris lamp]
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