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 for Canopies
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Canopy \Can"o*py\ (k[a^]n"[-o]*p[y^]), n.; pl. Canopies
     (-p[i^]z). [OE. canapie, F. canap['e] sofa, OF. conop['e]e,
     conopeu, conopieu, canopy, vail, pavilion (cf. It. canop[`e]
     canopy, sofa), LL. conopeum a bed with mosquito curtains, fr.
     Gr. kwnwpei^on, fr. kw`nwps gnat, kw`nos cone + 'w`ps face.
     See Cone, and Optic.]
     1. A covering fixed over a bed, dais, or the like, or carried
        on poles over an exalted personage or a sacred object,
        etc. chiefly as a mark of honor. "Golden canopies and beds
        of state." --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Arch.)
        (a) An ornamental projection, over a door, window, niche,
            etc.
        (b) Also, a rooflike covering, supported on pillars over
            an altar, a statue, a fountain, etc.
            [1913 Webster]

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