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

Nearby words

  1. bobstay,
  2. bobsy-die,
  3. bobtail,
  4. bobweight,
  5. bobwhite,
  6. boca raton,
  7. bocaccio,
  8. bocage,
  9. boccaccio,
  10. boccaccio, giovanni

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