Carboy meaning

kär'boi'
A large glass or plastic bottle, usually encased in a protective basket or crate and often used to hold corrosive liquids.
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A large glass or plastic bottle enclosed for protection in basketwork or in a wooden crate: used esp. as a container for corrosive liquids.
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A large, globular glass bottle, especially one of green glass, encased in basket work or in a box and used to hold corrosive liquids.

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Origin of carboy

  • Persian qarābah from Arabic qarrāba big jug from qarraba to bring near derived stem of qaruba to be near qrb in Semitic roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Persian قرابه (qarrâbeh, qarrâbah).
    From Wiktionary