Definition of bottle lamp in English:

bottle lamp

noun

  • 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.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Centennial Magazine.