I've seen epergnes plenty of times: they're those structures used at fancy dinners and teas and such, with tiers to hold serving dishes and candles and so on.

But I don't think I was previously aware that such items were called "epergnes." Now I know.

One Response to “epergne”

  1. John Schoffstall

    When I was very young, I kept a journal of words I had run across and didn’t know. I remember ‘epergne’ was in it. I’m pretty sure it was from a Jack Vance story. I don’t think I’ve seen it used since.


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