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samovar

[ sam-uh-vahr, sam-uh-vahr ]
/ ˈsæm əˌvɑr, ˌsæm əˈvɑr /
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noun
a metal urn, used especially by Russians for heating water for making tea.
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Origin of samovar

1820–30; <Russian samovár, equivalent to samo- self (see same) + -var, noun derivative of varítʾ to cook, boil
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British Dictionary definitions for samovar

samovar
/ (ˈsæməˌvɑː, ˌsæməˈvɑː) /

noun
(esp in Russia) a metal urn for making tea, in which the water is heated esp formerly by charcoal held in an inner container or nowadays more usually by electricity

Word Origin for samovar

C19: from Russian, from samo- self (related to same) + varit' to boil
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