[ flak-uh n; French fla-kawn ]
/ ˈflæk ən; French flaˈkɔ̃ /

noun, plural flac·ons [flak-uh nz; French fla-kawn] /ˈflæk ənz; French flaˈkɔ̃/.

a small bottle or flask with a stopper, especially one used for perfume.

Nearby words

  1. flabellum,
  2. flaccid,
  3. flaccidly,
  4. flack,
  5. flackery,
  6. flacons,
  7. flag,
  8. flag captain,
  9. flag day,
  10. flag down

Origin of flacon

From French, dating back to 1815–25; see origin at flagon

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Examples from the Web for flacon

  • 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 for flacon

C19: from French; see flagon

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