noun (1)
do·​li·​um | \ ˈdōlēəm \
plural dolia\ -​ēə \

Definition of dolium

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: an earthenware cask or jar of Roman antiquity sometimes large enough to hold a person — compare pithos


noun (2)
\ " \
plural dolium or doliums

Definition of dolium (Entry 2 of 3)

: a mollusk of the genus Tonna : tun shell


\ " \

Definition of Dolium (Entry 3 of 3)

taxonomic synonym of tonna

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History and Etymology for dolium

Noun (1)

Latin; akin to Old Russian delva, delvĭ cask, Latin dolare to hew

Noun (2)

New Latin, from Latin, large jar, cask

New Latin, from Latin, large jar, cask

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“Dolium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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