[ flak-uhn; French fla-kawn ]
/ ˈflæk ən; French flaˈkɔ̃ /
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noun, plural flac·ons [flak-uhnz; French fla-kawn]. /ˈflæk ənz; French flaˈkɔ̃/.
a small bottle or flask with a stopper, especially one used for perfume.
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Origin of flacon

From French, dating back to 1815–25; see origin at flagon
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How to use flacon in a sentence

  • On leaving, our host handed each of us a little flacon of most delicious attar of roses.

    The Last Voyage|Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • 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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