finger bowl


Definition of finger bowl

: a small water bowl for rinsing the fingers at the table

Examples of finger bowl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Big bowls, little bowls, glass bowls, metal bowls, little itty-bitty finger bowls. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "9 one-bowl baking recipes for your cake, bread, brownie or muffin fix," 9 Nov. 2019 The sale’s variety included gold hat pins, porcelain services for 20, 30 or 40 and their remnants, antique textiles, festooned finger bowls, fine furniture, and examples of every sort of object possible to craft from sterling silver. Michael Henry Adams, Town & Country, "Inside the Auction of Eileen Slocum's Astounding Newport Mansion," 28 Sep. 2018 Our Thanksgiving was the whole enchilada of Americana, right down to the Jello mold, but the table would have been equally at home at a banquet with finger bowls and silver candelabra. Elisabeth Egan, Glamour, "Our Table Came With a Story. For $500, We Got to Add Our Own Chapter," 3 May 2018 Daily specials can include interesting flavors such as a sweet Thai bowl, Buffalo cauliflower and a teriyaki wing-finger bowl. Lawrence Specker,, "Food and family at heart of Baumhower's new playbook," 12 Apr. 2018 Dip them in finger bowls with rose petals of course. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "RetroRecipes: Ayres Tea Room chicken salad and chicken velvet soup," 8 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of finger bowl

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Finger bowl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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