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flagon

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noun
  1. a large bottle for wine, liquors, etc.
  2. a container for holding liquids, as for use at table, especially one with a handle, a spout, and usually a cover.
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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

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for flagon

flagon

noun
  1. a large bottle of wine, cider, etc
  2. a vessel having a handle, spout, and narrow neck
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Word Origin

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

n.

mid-15c., from Middle French flacon, Old French flascon, from Late Latin flasconem (nominative flasco) "bottle" (see flask).

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