chafing dish

chaf·​ing dish | \ ˈchā-fiŋ- How to pronounce chafing dish (audio) \

Definition of chafing dish

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

Examples of chafing dish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The aproned matriarch proffering the burnished bird, extended family leaning in toward chafing dish and wobbly aspic. Washington Post, "Trump mocks Biden’s willingness to trust Fauci on coronavirus response," 20 Oct. 2020 The buffet is small and simple, with a streamlined salad bar station at one end, the main event in a half dozen adjacent chafing dishes under a hood, and just beyond this, the starters and dessert. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "In New Orleans for Mardi Gras? Save room for a trip to the Li'l Dizzy's Café buffet," 25 Feb. 2020 Castaway will no longer be serving brunch in large chafing dishes and will instead move toward more specialty selections which include crab-cake eggs benedict as well as lobster and waffles — a more expensive spin on chicken and waffles, Smith said. Anthony Clark Carpio,, "Castaway to hold grand reopening after renovation," 2 May 2018 Unlike many American food trends of the 1890s, such as the Waldorf salad and chafing dishes, the club sandwich has endured, immune to obsolescence. Smithsonian, "The History of Five Uniquely American Sandwiches," 4 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of chafing dish

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chafing dish

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

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“Chafing dish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of chafing dish

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

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