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Balthazar

[ bal-they-zer, -thaz-er, bawl-, bahl-thuh-zahr ]
/ bælˈθeɪ zər, -ˈθæz ər, bɔl-, ˈbɑl θəˌzɑr /
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noun

one of the three Magi.
a wine bottle holding 13 quarts (12.3 liters).
a male given name.

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British Dictionary definitions for Balthazar (1 of 2)

Balthazar1
/ (ˈbælθəˌzɑː, bælˈθæzə) /

noun

a wine bottle holding the equivalent of sixteen normal bottles (approximately 12 litres)

Word Origin for Balthazar

C20: named after Balthazar (Belshazzar) from his drinking wine at a great feast (Daniel 5:1)

British Dictionary definitions for Balthazar (2 of 2)

Balthazar2
/ (ˈbælθəˌzɑː, bælˈθæzə) /

noun

(in Christian tradition) one of the Magi, the others being Caspar and Melchior
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