noun \ˈsa-mə-ˌvär\

Definition of SAMOVAR

:  an urn with a spigot at its base used especially in Russia to boil water for tea
:  an urn similar to a Russian samovar with a device for heating the contents

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Origin of SAMOVAR

Russian, from samo- self + varit' to boil
First Known Use: 1830

Other Household Terms

cruet, curiosity, duvet, fiasco, sham, taper, valance, whatnot


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