samovar
Noun

samovar (plural samovars)

  1. A metal urn with a spigot, for boiling water for making tea. Traditionally, the water is heated by hot coals or charcoal in a chimney-like tube which runs through the center of the urn. Today, it is more likely that the water is heated by an electric coil.
    • 1919, Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 107
      Come on now with the samovar - and make haste sorting the letter-bag.
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