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Chinese lantern

noun
1.
a collapsible lantern of thin, colored paper, often used for decorative lighting.
Also called Japanese lantern.
Origin of Chinese lantern
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25
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  • I am stopping there too, and them Chinese lantern Dinners which they are putting up!

    Elkan Lubliner, American Montague Glass
British Dictionary definitions for Chinese lantern

Chinese lantern

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