plural -s
: a price paid for the use of an oven
specifically : the fee paid a feudal lord by his tenants for the right to bake in his oven

Word History


Middle English, from Middle French fornage, from forn, for, four oven (from Latin furnus) + -age; akin to Latin formus warm

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“Furnage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furnage. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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