[ 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.

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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