[ boh-besh ]
/ boʊˈbɛʃ /


a slightly cupped ring placed over the socket of a candleholder to catch the drippings of a candle.

Origin of bobèche

1895–1900; < French, of uncertain origin; bob- perhaps akin to the base of bobine bobbin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019