Chinese lantern

  1. a collapsible lantern of thin, colored paper, often used for decorative lighting.

Origin of Chinese lantern

First recorded in 1815–25

Words Nearby Chinese lantern Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Chinese lantern in a sentence

  • 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

  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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