[ kan-uh-pee ]
/ ˈkæn ə pi /

noun, plural can·o·pies.

verb (used with object), can·o·pied, can·o·py·ing.

to cover with or as with a canopy: Branches canopied the road.

Nearby words

  1. canoodle,
  2. canopic,
  3. canopic jar,
  4. canopied,
  5. canopus,
  6. canorous,
  7. canorously,
  8. canossa,
  9. canotier,
  10. canova

Origin of canopy

1350–1400; Middle English canope < Medieval Latin canōpēum, variant of Latin cōnōpēum mosquito net < Greek kōnōpeîon bed with net to keep gnats off, equivalent to kṓnōp(s) gnat + -eion, neuter of -eios adj. suffix

Related formssu·per·can·o·py, noun, plural su·per·can·o·pies.un·can·o·pied, adjective

Can be confusedcanapé canopy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˈkænəpɪ) /

noun plural -pies

verb -pies, -pying or -pied

(tr) to cover with or as if with a canopy

Word Origin for canopy

C14: from Medieval Latin canōpeum mosquito net, from Latin cōnōpeum gauze net, from Greek kōnōpeion bed with protective net, from kōnōps mosquito

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