From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
'Epergne \['E]'pergne"\, noun [F. ['e]pargne a sparing or saving; a treasury. "Our ['e]pergne is a little treasury of sweetmeats, fruits, and flowers." --Brewer.] A centerpiece for table decoration, usually consisting of several dishes or receptacles of different sizes grouped together in an ornamental design.
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