Etymology: < French girandole , < Italian girandola : see girandola n.
1. A species of firework; = girandola n. 1.
2. A revolving fountain-jet; = girandola n. 2.
3. A branched support for candles or other lights, either in the form of a candlestick for placing on a table, etc., or more commonly as a bracket projecting from a wall.
4. An ear-ring or pendant, esp. one which has a large central stone surrounded by smaller ones. (OED)
"The era also turned out its fair share of counterculture-colored girandoles—“Jesus Christ Superstar” (1973), “A Star Is Born” (1976), and “Hair” (1979)—as if to keep the sixties flames burning."
- Nathan Heller, "What she said: The doings and undoings of Pauline Kael", 24 October 2011 The New Yorker