Meaning of “finger bowl” in the English Dictionary


"finger bowl" in English

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finger bowlnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɪŋ.ɡə ˌbəʊl/ us /ˈfɪŋ.ɡɚ ˌboʊl/

Examples from literature

  • A doily goes under the finger bowl, and a fruit knife and fork on either side. 
  • Cherries are served in the same manner, with the addition of a finger bowl. 
  • If fruit is to be served, a finger bowl should be placed for each person. 
  • It does call for a finger bowl, however. 
  • The dessert plates and finger bowls are arranged as for dinner. 

(Definition of “finger bowl” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)