a glass water container the table or lavatory labeled as in addition croft
- a bottle with a stopper; for providing wine or water
- A glass liquid bottle for the dining table or toilet; -- called additionally croft.
1786, from French carafe (17c.), from Italian caraffa (or Spanish garrafa), probably from Arabic gharraf "drinking cup," or Persian qarabah "a big flagon."
Hating himself for it, he walked directly to the dresser and drank the entire contents of the large carafe of blood he found there.