demijohn

[ dem-i-jon ]
/ ˈdɛm ɪˌdʒɒn /

noun

a large bottle having a short, narrow neck, and usually being encased in wickerwork.

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Origin of demijohn

1760–70; by folk etymology <French dame-jeanne, apparently special use of proper name
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British Dictionary definitions for demijohn

demijohn
/ (ˈdɛmɪˌdʒɒn) /

noun

a large bottle with a short narrow neck, often with small handles at the neck and encased in wickerwork

Word Origin for demijohn

C18: probably by folk etymology from French dame-jeanne, from dame lady + Jeanne Jane
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