[ kuh-raf, -rahf ]
/ kəˈræf, -ˈrɑf /


a wide-mouthed glass or metal bottle with a lip or spout, for holding and serving beverages.


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Origin of carafe

1780–90; < French < Italian caraff(a) < Spanish garrafa, perhaps < dialectal Arabic gharrāfah dipper, drinking vessel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for carafe

/ (kəˈræf, -ˈrɑːf) /


  1. an open-topped glass container for serving water or wine at table
  2. (as modifier)a carafe wine

Word Origin for carafe

C18: from French, from Italian caraffa, from Spanish garrafa, from Arabic gharrāfah vessel
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