zarf

zarf

[zahrf]
noun
(in the Levant) a holder, usually of ornamental metal, for a coffee cup without a handle.
Also, zurf.


Origin:
1830–40; < Arabic ẓarf vessel, sheath

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zarf (zɑːf)
 
n
(esp in the Middle East) a holder, usually ornamental, for a hot coffee cup
 
[from Arabic: container, sheath]

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