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chafing dish

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noun chaf·ing dish \ˈchā-fiŋ-\

Simple Definition of chafing dish

  • : a dish that is used for cooking or warming food at the table

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chafing dish

  1. :  a utensil for cooking or keeping food warm at the table

Origin and Etymology of chafing dish

Middle English chafing, present participle of chaufen, chafen to warm


First Known Use: 15th century


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