What does the word carafe mean?

Usage examples for carafe

  1. What could there have been to fascinate, he mused, in that carafe of- water? – A Republic Without a President and Other Stories by Herbert Ward
  2. She had contrived to place her in a sitting posture, with her back against the heavy arm- chair; and now she brought a carafe of water from the side- board, and sprinkled her face and hands. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn