Betty lamp

noun

Definition of Betty lamp

: a lamp consisting of a shallow lidded metal vessel with a small spout for a coarse wick, fueled by tallow, grease, or oil, usually hung by a hook and chain, and used especially in the American colonies

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History and Etymology for Betty lamp

probably from the name Betty

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“Betty lamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Betty%20lamp. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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