a metal urn with a spigot and an internal tube for heating water in making tea: used esp. in Russia
Origin of samovarRuss, literally , self-boiler ; from samo-, self- (see samizdat) + varit', to boil, akin to Lithuanian vìrti, to boil ; from Indo-European an unverified form (a)wer- ; from base an unverified form awe-, to moisten, flow from source water
A metal urn with a spigot, used to boil water for tea and traditionally having a chimney and heated by coals.
Origin of samovarRussian : samo, self; see sem-1 in Indo-European roots + varit', to boil.
From Russian ÑÐ°Ð¼Ð¾Ð²Ð°Ñ€ (samovÃ¡r, “self-boiler"); from ÑÐ°Ð¼Ð¾ (samo, “self") + Ð²Ð°Ñ€Ð¸Ñ‚ÑŒ (varitÊ¹, “"to boil" or "to cook"")