Carafe

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A glass carafe

A carafe (/kəˈræf/) is a glass container with a flared lip used for serving liquids, especially wine and coffee.[1] Unlike the related decanter, carafes generally do not include stoppers.[2] Coffee pots included in coffee makers are also referred to as carafes in American English.

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In France, carafes are commonly used to serve water.[3] To order a carafe d'eau ("carafe of water") is to request to be served (free) tap water rather than bottled water at a cost. In Greece, in tavernas or similar establishments, carafes are normally used to serve draught wine.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Definition of CARAFE". www.merriam-webster.com. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Carafe". Yale University Art Galley. Yale University. Retrieved 21 January 2022. and therefore did not have matching stoppers
  3. ^ "Food & Cooking ID Definitions" (PDF). SDSU Extension. South Dakota State University. Retrieved 21 January 2022. In France, carafes are commonly used to serve water.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Carafes at Wikimedia Commons