sinumbra lamp

or si·num·bral lamp

[ si-nuhm-bruh ]
/ sɪˈnʌm brə /

noun

an unshaded sperm-oil lamp consisting of a translucent glass globe supported on a pedestal: a form of astral lamp.

Nearby words

  1. sintering,
  2. sintra,
  3. sinuate,
  4. sinuation,
  5. sinuiju,
  6. sinuosity,
  7. sinuous,
  8. sinuously,
  9. sinus,
  10. sinus arrest

Origin of sinumbra lamp

1825–35; < Latin sin(e) without + umbrā shade, shadow

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