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chafing dish

noun chaf·ing dish \ˈchā-fiŋ-\

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

Full Definition of CHAFING DISH

:  a utensil for cooking or keeping food warm at the table
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Origin of CHAFING DISH

Middle English chafing, present participle of chaufen, chafen to warm
First Known Use: 15th century

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