finger bowl
noun Date: 1838 a small water bowl for rinsing the fingers at the table

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Finger bowl — Finger Fin ger (f[i^][ng] g[ e]r), n. [AS. finger; akin to D. vinger, OS. & OHG. fingar, G. finger, Icel. fingr, Sw. & Dan. finger, Goth. figgrs; of unknown origin; perh. akin to E. fang.] 1. One of the five terminating members of the hand; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • finger bowl — n a small bowl in which you wash your fingers during a meal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • finger bowl — finger ,bowl noun count a small bowl filled with water and placed on a table so you can wash your fingers after you have eaten …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • finger bowl — ► NOUN ▪ a small bowl holding water for rinsing the fingers at a meal …   English terms dictionary

  • finger bowl — n. a small bowl to hold water for rinsing the fingers at table after a meal …   English World dictionary

  • finger bowl — noun small bowl for rinsing the fingers at table • Hypernyms: ↑bowl * * * ˈfinger bowl 7 [finger bowl finger bowls] noun a small bowl of water for washing your fingers during a meal …   Useful english dictionary

  • finger bowl — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms finger bowl : singular finger bowl plural finger bowls a small bowl filled with water and placed on a table for you to wash your fingers in after you have eaten …   English dictionary

  • Finger bowl — A finger bowl is a bowl of water, usually with lemon or flower petals, which is used for rinsing one s fingers in between courses in a multiple course meal. It is typically served before the dessert course, on a doily on top of the dessert plate …   Wikipedia

  • finger bowl — fin′ger bowl n. a small bowl to hold water for rinsing the fingers at table • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • finger bowl — a small bowl to hold water for rinsing the fingers at table. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”