A metal urn with a spigot, used to boil water for tea and traditionally having a chimney and heated by coals.
A metal urn with a spigot and an internal tube for heating water in making tea: used esp. in Russia.
Origin of samovar
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"")