(obsolete) A pot or vessel with a large neck, formerly used by physicians and alchemists.
- jordan river
A surname derived from the male given name.
A country in the Middle East. Official name: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
A river of the Middle East, mentioned in the Bible, that empties into the Dead Sea, and after which the country is named.
A male given name; in the Middle Ages given to children baptized with Jordan water brought by Crusaders.
Other Word Forms of Jordan
Origin of Jordan
Probably from the river Jordan, and shortened from Jordan bottle (“a bottle of water from the Jordan, brought back by pilgrims”).
From Hebrew ירדן (yarden), Jordan (originally the river).
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