a dish designed to hold a bar of soap, especially as a bathroom or kitchen fixture attached to a sink, lavatory, or bathtub.
Discover The Origins Of These Cooking Tool NamesThough it might sound French, carafe actually comes from the Arabic word gharrafah meaning "dipper" or "drinking vessel."
Origin of soap dish
First recorded in 1830–40
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