Phoebe lamp

noun

: a shallow early American fat-burning or grease-burning lamp of metal, pottery, or stone with a spout to hold the wick and often a cup attached to catch drippings compare betty lamp

Word History

Etymology

probably from the name Phoebe

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“Phoebe lamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phoebe%20lamp. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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