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 for cooking stove
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stove \Stove\, n. [D. stoof a foot stove, originally, a heated
     room, a room for a bath; akin to G. stube room, OHG. stuba a
     heated room, AS. stofe, Icel. stofa a room, bathing room, Sw.
     stufva, stuga, a room, Dan. stue; of unknown origin. Cf.
     Estufa, Stew, Stufa.]
     1. A house or room artificially warmed or heated; a forcing
        house, or hothouse; a drying room; -- formerly,
        designating an artificially warmed dwelling or room, a
        parlor, or a bathroom, but now restricted, in this sense,
        to heated houses or rooms used for horticultural purposes
        or in the processes of the arts.
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              When most of the waiters were commanded away to
              their supper, the parlor or stove being nearly
              emptied, in came a company of musketeers. --Earl of
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              How tedious is it to them that live in stoves and
              caves half a year together, as in Iceland, Muscovy,
              or under the pole!                    --Burton.
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     2. An apparatus, consisting essentially of a receptacle for
        fuel, made of iron, brick, stone, or tiles, and variously
        constructed, in which fire is made or kept for warming a
        room or a house, or for culinary or other purposes.
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     3. Hence, in modern dwellings: An appliance having a top
        surface with fittings suitable for heating pots and pans
        for cooking, frying, or boiling food, most commonly heated
        by gas or electricity, and often combined with an oven in
        a single unit; a cooking stove. Such units commonly have
        two to six heating surfaces, called burners, even if they
        are heated by electricity rather than a gas flame.
     Cooking stove, a stove with an oven, opening for pots,
        kettles, and the like, -- used for cooking.
     Dry stove. See under Dry.
     Foot stove. See under Foot.
     Franklin stove. See in the Vocabulary.
     Stove plant (Bot.), a plant which requires artificial heat
        to make it grow in cold or cold temperate climates.
     Stove plate, thin iron castings for the parts of stoves.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cooking stove
      n 1: a kitchen appliance used for cooking food; "dinner was
           already on the stove" [syn: stove, kitchen stove,
           range, kitchen range, cooking stove]

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