monstrance


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

monstrance \mon"strance\ (m[o^]n*strans), n. [LL. monstrantia,
   fr. L. monstrare to show: cf. OF. monstrance. See Monster.]
   (R. C. Ch.)
   A transparent pyx, in which the consecrated host is exposed
   to view.
   [1913 Webster]
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