demijohn

noun
demi·​john | \ ˈde-mē-ˌjän How to pronounce demijohn (audio) \

Definition of demijohn

: a large narrow-necked bottle usually enclosed in wickerwork

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First Known Use of demijohn

1769, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for demijohn

by folk etymology from French dame-jeanne, literally, Lady Jane

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“Demijohn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/demijohn. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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