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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: canopeum 'mosquito net', from Greek konopion, from konops 'mosquito'

canopy

noun
     
Related topics: Furniture, Plants
can‧o‧py plural canopies [countable]
1DHF a cover made of cloth that is fixed above a bed, seat etc as a decoration or as a shelter
2 the leaves and branches of trees, that make a kind of roof in a forest:
the forest canopy
3 literary something that spreads above you like a roof:
a canopy of twinkling stars
canopied adjective

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