a large glass or plastic bottle enclosed for protection in basketwork or in a wooden crate: used esp. as a container for corrosive liquids
Origin of carboy; from Persian qarābah, large leather milk bottle
A large glass or plastic bottle, usually encased in a protective basket or crate and often used to hold corrosive liquids.
Origin of carboyPersian qarābah, from Arabic qarrāba, big jug, from qarraba, to bring near, derived stem of qaruba, to be near; see qrb in Semitic roots.
From Persian قرابه (qarrâbeh, qarrâbah).