A small, charcoal-burning grill orig. of Japanese design.
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Origin of Hibachi
Japanese hi fire -bachi combining form of hachi bowl (from Middle Chinese pat Buddhist monk's begging bowl) ((also the source of Mandarin bō) (from Sanskrit pātram cup, bowl pō(i)- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
c. 1870, from Japanese 火鉢 (hibachi, “a charcoal-powered heating brazier”, literally “fire pot”).
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