One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Caribbean South Asian (Chiefly Caribbean and South Asian) a home-made oil lamp consisting of a bottle half filled with kerosene and fitted with a cloth wick.
2An electric table lamp with a base made from an empty (wine) bottle fitted with a lamp holder and shade.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Centennial Magazine.
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