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

Word History


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

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“Bellarmine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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