[flak-uh n; French fla-kawn]
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noun, plural flac·ons [flak-uh nz; French fla-kawn] /ˈflæk ənz; French flaˈkɔ̃/.
  1. 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
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Historical Examples of flacon

  • The Earl rushed to the mantel-piece, where he saw a flacon of Otto's eau-de-Cologne, and,' &c.


    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • Elle prit le plus beau Flacon d'argent qui fut dans le logis.

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    Charles Perrault

British Dictionary definitions for flacon


  1. a small stoppered bottle or flask, such as one used for perfume

Word Origin for flacon

C19: from French; see flagon
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