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[flak-uh n; French fla-kawn] /ˈflæk ən; French flaˈkɔ̃/
noun, plural flacons
[flak-uh nz; French fla-kawn] /ˈflæk ənz; French flaˈkɔ̃/ (Show IPA)
a small bottle or flask with a stopper, especially one used for perfume.
Origin of flacon
From French, dating back to 1815-25; See origin at flagon Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The Earl rushed to the mantel-piece, where he saw a flacon of Otto's eau-de-Cologne, and,' &c.

    Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Elle prit le plus beau flacon d'argent qui fut dans le logis.

    Popular Tales Charles Perrault
British Dictionary definitions for flacon


/French flakɔ̃/
a small stoppered bottle or flask, such as one used for perfume
Word Origin
C19: from French; see flagon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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