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.