samovar

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noun sam·o·var \ˈsa-mə-ˌvär\

Definition of samovar

  1. 1 :  an urn with a spigot at its base used especially in Russia to boil water for tea

  2. 2 :  an urn similar to a Russian samovar with a device for heating the contents

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Origin and Etymology of samovar

Russian, from samo- self + varit' to boil


First Known Use: 1830

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