Definition of spirit lamp in English:

spirit lamp


  • A lamp burning volatile spirits, especially methylated spirits, instead of oil.

    • ‘An omelette for two can be made over a good spirit lamp in a little eight-inch pan.’
    • ‘As Elizabeth David has explained, this device ‘ultimately became the elegant silver-plated chafing dish set over a spirit lamp and used for the table cookery of Edwardian dishes’.’
    • ‘The Norwich kettle has a London mark for 1695 but the stand, with its integrated spirit lamp, was supplied five years later by the London silversmith John East.’


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