Flagon definition

flăgən
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The quantity of liquid that such a vessel can hold.
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A large vessel, usually of metal or pottery, with a handle and spout and often a lid, used for holding wine or other liquors.
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A container for liquids, with a handle, a narrow neck, a spout, and, sometimes, a lid.
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The contents of a flagon.
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A large bottle for drinks such as wine or cider.
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The amount that such a bottle holds, about 1.13 litres.
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A large vessel usually with a handle, spout and lid, for drinks such as wine or cider.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
flagon
Plural:
flagons

Origin of flagon

  • Middle English from Old French flacon from Late Latin flascō flascōn- bottle flask

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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

    From Wiktionary