demijohn

noun demi·john \ ˈde-mē-ˌjän \

Definition of demijohn

: a large narrow-necked bottle usually enclosed in wickerwork

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Origin and Etymology of demijohn

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


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