Fr.: four micro-onde
A type of electrically operated oven that cooks food very quickly using microwaves instead of heat.
An enclosed heated compartment or receptacle for cooking and heating food.
From M.E. oven, from O.E. ofen "furnace, oven;" cf. Du. oven, O.H.G. ovan, Ger. Ofen, O.Norse ofn, O.Swed. oghn, Gothic auhns.
Mid.Pers. tanur, variant tandur, Mid.Pers. tanur, Sogd. tanur "furnace, oven;" Av. tanūra-