Jeroboam

[ jer-uh-boh-uhm ]
/ ˌdʒɛr əˈboʊ əm /

noun

the first king of the Biblical kingdom of the Hebrews in N Palestine.
(lowercase) a large wine bottle having a capacity of about four ordinary bottles or 3 liters (3.3 quarts).

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British Dictionary definitions for Jeroboam (1 of 2)

jeroboam
/ (ˌdʒɛrəˈbəʊəm) /

noun

a wine bottle holding the equivalent of four normal bottles (approximately 104 ounces)Also called: double-magnum

Word Origin for jeroboam

C19: humorous allusion to Jeroboam (sense 1), described as a ``mighty man of valour'' (I Kings 11:28) who ``made Israel to sin'' (I Kings 14:16)

British Dictionary definitions for Jeroboam (2 of 2)

Jeroboam
/ (ˌdʒɛrəˈbəʊəm) /

noun Old Testament

the first king of the northern kingdom of Israel (?922–?901 bc)
king of the northern kingdom of Israel (?786–?746 bc)
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