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carafe (n.)

"glass water-bottle or decanter," 1786, from French carafe (17c.), from Italian caraffa (or Spanish garrafa), probably from Arabic gharraf "drinking cup," or Persian qarabah "a large flagon."

updated on October 09, 2017

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Definitions of carafe from WordNet

carafe (n.)
a bottle with a stopper; for serving wine or water;
Synonyms: decanter
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