- a large bottle for wine, liquors, etc.
- a container for holding liquids, as for use at table, especially one with a handle, a spout, and usually a cover.
Origin of flagon
1425–75; late Middle English, variant of flakon < Middle French fla(s)con < Late Latin flascōn- (stem of flascō) flask1
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Examples from the Web for flagon
He raised his flagon and drank to him, with a merry flash of his white teeth.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
"Thou liest, knave," roared Jones menacing him with the flagon.Standish of Standish
Jane G. Austin
I still kept inhaling the ether from the opening of my flagon.The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII.
Guy de Maupassant
Henry Murger soaked them in a bottle of brandy or in a flagon of beer.
The page returned, bearing a large cup and a flagon of wine.Millennium
Everett B. Cole
- a large bottle of wine, cider, etc
- a vessel having a handle, spout, and narrow neck
C15: from Old French flascon, from Late Latin flascō, probably of Germanic origin; see flask
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Word Origin and History for flagon
mid-15c., from Middle French flacon, Old French flascon, from Late Latin flasconem (nominative flasco) "bottle" (see flask).
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