Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: esconse 'screen for a light', from escondre 'to hide', from Latin abscondere; ABSCOND

sconce

noun
     
Related topics: Household
sconce [countable]
DH an object that is attached to a wall and holds candles or electric lights

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