Definition of samovar in English:

samovar

Syllabification: sam·o·var
Pronunciation: /ˈsaməˌvär
 
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noun

A highly decorated tea urn used in Russia.
More example sentences
  • Three types of tea - nun chai, kehwa or mughil chai and doodhi kehwa or metha kehwa - are usually prepared in a samovar, a jug-like vessel with a funnel in the middle.
  • We all assembled in the kitchen, gulping down cups of tea from the samovar as none of us could really stomach any food, and Olga couldn't stomach making anything either.
  • Visitors who made purchases were entitled to enter the drawing to win bicycles, shoes, coats, musical instruments, gramophones, cosmetics, samovars, and other prizes.

Origin

Russian, literally 'self-boiler'.

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