n. pl. am·bosor am·bo·nes (ăm-bōnēz)
A raised speaking stand in a church, especially such a stand in early Christian churches serving as a lectern or pulpit.
[Medieval Latin ambō, from Late Greek ambōn, pulpit, from Greek, rim (especially the inward-curving rim of a cup), crest of a hill; possibly akin to Greek ambix, cup with a spout; see ALEMBIC.]
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