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Spanish Word of the Day: Canastilla

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Canastilla

La Semana Santa II

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 4/5/2015
Word: Canastilla
(ca-nas-TI-lla), sustantivo femenino singular
English: Altar platform, altar step
Etymology: De canasto
Meaning: Conjunto de madera tallada, dorada o barnizada que se coloca sobre la mesa de un paso de Semana Santa.
Topic:La Semana Santa II
Example:

Debajo de la canastilla van los respiraderos que, a modo de celosía, cubren los lados de la parihuela.

Manuel José Gómez Lara y Jorge Jiménez Barrientos, Semana Santa: Fiesta mayor en Sevilla, p. 51.

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