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/ ˈflæg ən /


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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British Dictionary definitions for flagon

/ (ˈflæɡən) /


a large bottle of wine, cider, etc
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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