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  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.

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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Related Words for flagon

vessel, bottle, cup, stein

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British Dictionary definitions for flagon


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

Word Origin for flagon

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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