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View synonyms for flagon

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.


flagon

/ ˈflæɡən /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of flagon1

1425–75; late Middle English, variant of flakon < Middle French fla ( s ) con < Late Latin flascōn- (stem of flascō ) flask 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of flagon1

C15: from Old French flascon , from Late Latin flascō , probably of Germanic origin; see flask
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Example Sentences

He brought down his clenched hand upon the table, caught in passing a flagon, and sent it crashing to the floor.

I saw dust on the tops of all the doors and windows, and the silver flagon was not polished as brightly as my old pewter pots.

The flagon which contained the giants allowance of liquor is mentioned by Hawker in a private letter.

Clear of the queen's presence, Assarac pointed to a table on which stood a golden flagon and drinking-cups of the same metal.

On one of these stood two jewelled cups, and a flagon sparkling with amber wine from the south.

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