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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Middle Dutch
Origin: Middle Low German, 'heated room', from Vulgar Latin extufa, from Greek typhein 'to smoke'

stove

1 noun
     
stove
Related topics: Utensils, Household
stove1 [countable]
1DFU a piece of kitchen equipment on which you cook food in pots and pans, and that contains an oven [= cooker British English]
on the stove
a pot of soup simmering on the stove
2DHDFU a thing used for heating a room or for cooking, which works by burning wood, coal, oil, or gas:
a wood-burning stove

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