Carafe Definition

kə-răf
carafes
noun
carafes
A glass bottle for serving wine, water, or coffee.
Webster's New World
A glass pot with a pouring spout, used in making coffee.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
decanter

Other Word Forms of Carafe

Noun

Singular:
carafe
Plural:
carafes

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

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