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bobèche

[boh-besh] /boʊˈbɛʃ/
noun
1.
a slightly cupped ring placed over the socket of a candleholder to catch the drippings of a candle.
Origin of bobèche
1895-1900
1895-1900; < French, of uncertain origin; bob- perhaps akin to the base of bobine bobbin
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