bellarmine

noun
bel·​lar·​mine | \ ¦be-lər-¦mēn, -ˌlär-; ˈbe-lər-mən \
plural -s

Definition of bellarmine

: a narrow-necked large-bellied stoneware drinking jug typically adorned with the figure of a bearded man

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History and Etymology for bellarmine

after Roberto Cardinal Bellarmine (Bellarmino) †1621 Italian prelate whom such jugs originally caricatured

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“Bellarmine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bellarmine. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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