Carafe meaning

kə-răf'
A glass or metal bottle, often with a flared lip, used for serving water or wine.
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A glass pot with a pouring spout, used in making coffee.
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A glass bottle for serving wine, water, or coffee.
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A bottle, usually glass and with a flared lip, used for serving water, wine, or other beverages.
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A glass pot with a spout for pouring, used for both serving coffee and as a receptacle during the brewing process.
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Origin of carafe

  • French from Italian caraffa from Spanish garrafa probably from Arabic ġarrafa dipper, cup from ġarafa to ladle, scoop ġrp in Semitic roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • First attested 1786, from French carafe, from Italian caraffa, probably from Arabic غرفة (ghúrfa, “cup or dipper”), from غرف (ghárafa, “to ladle”).
    From Wiktionary