[kuh-raf, -rahf]
a wide-mouthed glass or metal bottle with a lip or spout, for holding and serving beverages.

1780–90; < French < Italian caraff(a) < Spanish garrafa, perhaps < dialectal Arabic gharrāfah dipper, drinking vessel Unabridged
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carafe (kəˈræf, -ˈrɑːf)
a.  an open-topped glass container for serving water or wine at table
 b.  (as modifier): a carafe wine
[C18: from French, from Italian caraffa, from Spanish garrafa, from Arabic gharrāfah vessel]

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Word Origin & History

1786, from Fr. carafe, from It. caraffa, probably from Arabic ghurruf "drinking cup," or Pers. qarabah "a large flagon."
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Example sentences
But unlike food processors, the carafe does not lock into the base and can be a bit wobbly.
While you contemplate your choices, a tower of airy pita bread with a carafe of olive oil appears on your table.
The handle can come loose from the body of the carafe and cause liquid to spill, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
To extend the temporary suspension of duty on self contained, carafe-less automatic drip coffeemaker.
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