carboy

noun
car·​boy | \ ˈkär-ˌbȯi How to pronounce carboy (audio) \

Definition of carboy

: a large container for liquids

Examples of carboy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beneath them sit carboys filled with homemade meads, fruit wines and perry. The Economist, "Universe in a jarFermentation makes a comeback," 16 Dec. 2017 It can be siphoned to a 5-gallon carboy to allow extra time for clearing if desired, for about 7 days. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "Ancient Humans Liked Getting Tipsy, Too," 10 July 2017 It can be siphoned to a 5-gallon carboy to allow extra time for clearing if desired, for about 7 days. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "Ancient Humans Liked Getting Tipsy, Too," 10 July 2017 This milk takes the dubious prize for most additives: guar gum, carboy methyl cellulose, polysorbate 60, citric acid, sodium, sodium metabisulphite. Jolene Thym, The Mercury News, "Taste-off: The best coconut milk — and the murky mistakes," 20 Mar. 2017 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. James Shreeve, WIRED, "Craig Venter’s Epic Voyage to Redefine the Origin of the Species," 1 Aug. 2004

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First Known Use of carboy

1711, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carboy

Persian qarāba, from Arabic qarrāba demijohn

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“Carboy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carboy. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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