Definition of finger bowl in English:

finger bowl

Line breaks: fin¦ger bowl


  • A small bowl containing water for rinsing the fingers during or after a meal.
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    • However, all these semantics were soon forgotten when the largest steamer of mussels arrived, complete with another bowl for the shells and a finger bowl (for my greasy fingers from the butter pat).
    • In spite of my most skilful wielding of cutlery, I had to have recourse to the finger bowl that had been brought along with the main course.
    • Serve with lemon and black pepper and fresh bread and a finger bowl!

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