etna

noun
et·​na | \ ˈetnə \
plural -s

Definition of etna

: a device formerly used for heating liquids and consisting of a cup fixed in a saucer in which alcohol is burned

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First Known Use of etna

1829, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for etna

from Mt. Etna, Sicily; from its cone shape

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“Etna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/etna. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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