Origin of carafe
Examples from the Web for carafe
When you order a cup, a carafe is brought to your place at the table or counter so you can refill your cup as needed.Welcome to Yooperland, A Little Slice of Finland in Michigan|Jane & Michael Stern|May 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My only line was, I pour some water from a carafe into a glass and say, “Here, Harry, have some water and calm down.”Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview|Alex Belth|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is another scene in which Meredith pours a cup of coffee from a carafe in the kitchen she shares with Knox.
At length she dismissed the maid, switched off the lights, and then remembered that there was no water in the carafe.The Voice in the Fog|Harold MacGrath
He pushed the carafe across the table, but Dick picked up his glass, which he had left about half full.Brandon of the Engineers|Harold Bindloss
I return with a glass and a carafe and pour out for her as much as she wishes.Mysterious Psychic Forces|Camille Flammarion
On the right hand of the p. 347table, and somewhat below its level, is a shelf, where repose a carafe of water and a tumbler.Speeches of Charles Dickens|Charles Dickens
He placed a loaf of bread and a carafe of water on the table, and went away, locking the door as before.
British Dictionary definitions for carafe
- an open-topped glass container for serving water or wine at table
- (as modifier)a carafe wine
Word Origin for carafe
Word Origin and History for carafe
1786, from French carafe (17c.), from Italian caraffa (or Spanish garrafa), probably from Arabic gharraf "drinking cup," or Persian qarabah "a large flagon."