[ sal-muh-naz-er ]
/ ˌsæl məˈnæz ər /
a wine bottle holding from 10 to 12 quarts (9.5 to 11.4 liters).
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.
Origin of Salmanazar
First recorded in 1930–35; variant of Shalmaneser, name of biblical king (2 Kings 18:9)
Words nearby Salmanazar
, Sally Army
, sally lunn
, sally port
, salmon brick
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use Salmanazar in a sentence
British Dictionary definitions for Salmanazar
a wine bottle holding the equivalent of twelve normal bottles (approximately 312 ounces)
Word Origin for Salmanazar
C19: humorous allusion to an Assyrian king mentioned in the Bible (II Kings 17:3); compare jeroboam
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012