- a container for liquids, with a handle, a narrow neck, a spout, and, sometimes, a lid
- the contents of a flagon
Origin of flagonMiddle English ; from Old French flacon ; from Late Latin flasco: see flask
- A large vessel, usually of metal or pottery, with a handle and spout and often a lid, used for holding wine or other liquors.
- The quantity of liquid that such a vessel can hold.
Origin of flagonMiddle English, from Old French flacon, from Late Latin flasc&omacron;, flasc&omacron;n-, bottle; see flask.
Middle English flagon, variation of Middle English flakon, from Middle French fla(s)con, from Late Latin flascōnem, accusative of flascō "flask, bottle, container", from Frankish flaska "flask, bottle" from Proto-Germanic *flaskǭ (“bottle”), from Proto-Germanic *flehtaną (“to plait, braid”), from the practice of plaiting or wrapping bottles in straw casing. See fiasco. Akin to Old High German flasca, flaska (“bottle, flask”) (German Flasche), Old Norse flaska (Danish flaske), Old English flasce, flaxe (“bottle, flask”). More at flask