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can·o·py

canopy

 
pronunciation:
kae n pi
part of speech: noun
inflections: canopies
definition 1: a large piece of fabric that is held up by poles and hangs over a space.
A beautiful lace canopy hangs over her bed.The canopy is being set up for the wedding ceremony.
synonyms:
covering
similar words:
awning, canvas, cover, marquee
definition 2: something high in the air or sky that is spread out over the earth. The top layer of branches and leaves in a rainforest, for example, is called a canopy.
We camped out under the canopy of stars.The canopy of the rainforest is the habitat of this kind of bird.
similar words:
cover, covering, envelope, roof, spread