Definition of carboy
: a large container for liquids
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It can be siphoned to a 5-gallon carboy to allow extra time for clearing if desired, for about 7 days.
This milk takes the dubious prize for most additives: guar gum, carboy methyl cellulose, polysorbate 60, citric acid, sodium, sodium metabisulphite.
To get a sample from a flamingo-dotted pond on the island of Floreana, Venter, Hoffman, and others lugged 13-gallon carboys over a hill to be loaded onto the boat.
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Origin and Etymology of carboy
Persian qarāba, from Arabic qarrāba demijohn
First Known Use: 1711See Words from the same year
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