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carboy

[ kahr-boi ]
/ ˈkɑr bɔɪ /
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noun
a large glass bottle protected by basketwork or a wooden box, used especially for holding corrosive liquids.
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Origin of carboy

1705–15; <Persian qarāba(h) <Arabic qarrābah big jug

OTHER WORDS FROM carboy

carboyed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for carboy

carboy
/ (ˈkɑːˌbɔɪ) /

noun
a large glass or plastic bottle, usually protected by a basket or box, used for containing corrosive liquids such as acids

Word Origin for carboy

C18: from Persian qarāba
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