etna

noun et·na \ˈetnə\

Definition of etna

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of etna

from Mt. Etna, Sicily; from its cone shape


First Known Use: 1829


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