Jeroboam definition

jĕrə-bōəm
A wine bottle holding45 of a gallon (3.03 liters).
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(bible, person, proper) The first king of Israel: 1 Kings 11:26-14:20
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(winemaking) A wine bottle, esp. one for champagne, holding about 3 liters, or about twice as much as a magnum.
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A wine bottle having a capacity of 3 litres.
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First king of the Kingdom of Israel.
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A bottle of champagne or Burgundy wine containing 3 liters of fluid, four times the volume of a standard bottle.
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A bottle of Bordeaux wine containing 4.5 liters of fluid, six times the volume of a standard bottle.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jeroboam
Plural:
jeroboams

Origin of jeroboam

  • So called (in reference to the bottle's size and the drunkenness caused by wine) after Jeroboam I (died c. 901 bc), king of northern Israel described in the Bible as “a mighty man of valor” (I Kings 11:28) “who made Israel to sin” (14:16)

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