noun \ˈfla-gən\

: a container for liquids that usually has a handle, spout, and lid; also : the amount in a flagon

Full Definition of FLAGON

a :  a large usually metal or pottery vessel (as for wine) with handle and spout and often a lid
b :  a large bulging short-necked bottle
:  the contents of a flagon

Examples of FLAGON

  1. We drank a whole flagon of wine.
  2. <brought a flagon of wine to the table>

Illustration of FLAGON

Origin of FLAGON

Middle English, from Middle French flascon, flacon bottle, from Late Latin flascon-, flasco — more at flask
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with FLAGON


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