Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A coffeepot in which boiling water is forced repeatedly up through a central tube to filter back down through a basket of ground coffee beans.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A perforated plate or gauze partition through which a liquid, in passing, will become finely divided, or descend in a shower or mist.
  • noun One who or that which filters.
  • noun A form of filtering coffee-pot.
  • noun A nearly cylindrical or slightly conical vessel with a funnel end below, used in pharmacy for preparing extracts by the process of percolation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, filters.
  • noun A type of coffee pot in which the heated water is driven by its boiling action up above a porous canister of coffee held above the level of the water in the pot, and then filters (percolates) back through the coffee thus extracting its essence.
  • noun (Pharmacy) An apparatus for producing an extract from a drug by percolation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A device used to brew coffee by passing boiling water through coffee grounds

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a coffeepot in which boiling water ascends through a central tube and filters back down through a basket of ground coffee beans

Etymologies

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From percolate +‎ -or

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  • it's actually a dance.

    need a new definition.

    June 20, 2011