noun ca·rafe \kə-ˈraf, -ˈräf\

: a glass container that has a wide mouth and that is used to serve drinks (such as water or wine) during a meal; also : the amount in a carafe

Full Definition of CARAFE

:  a bottle with a flaring lip used to hold beverages and especially wine
:  a usually glass container used to hold and serve coffee

Examples of CARAFE

  1. We drank a carafe of wine.

Origin of CARAFE

French, from Italian caraffa, from Arabic gharrāfa
First Known Use: 1767

Other Household Terms

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CARAFE Defined for Kids


noun ca·rafe \kə-ˈraf\

Definition of CARAFE for Kids

:  a bottle that has a wide mouth and is used to hold water or beverages


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