plural -s
: a short-necked bulbous bottle for white wine produced along the Main river in Germany or for similar wine

Word History


borrowed from German, from Bock "he-goat" (going back to Old High German boc) + Beutel "bag, purse, scrotum," going back to Old High German būtil; from the similarity of its shape to the testes of a goat

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“Bocksbeutel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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