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Meaning of luminaria

lu•mi•nar•i•a

Pronunciation: (l"mu-nâr'ē-u Sp. l"mē-nä'ryä), [key]
— pl. -nar•i•as
  1. (esp. in Mexico) a Christmas lantern consisting of a lighted candle set in sand inside a paper bag.
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