flag·​on | \ˈfla-gən \

Definition of flagon 

1a : a large usually metal or pottery vessel (as for wine) with handle and spout and often a lid

b : a large bulging short-necked bottle

2 : the contents of a flagon

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Synonyms for flagon


ewer, jug, pitcher

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Examples of flagon in a Sentence

We drank a whole flagon of wine. brought a flagon of wine to the table

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The only props that are mimed are those murderous meat pies — everything else, from flagons of ale to gleaming razors to assorted bloody body parts are brandished merrily by the sweaty, sooty-faced cast. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "Terrence Mann Kills It As 'Sweeney Todd' At CT Rep," 26 June 2018 For every bit of speechifying there is a voluble reaction: waved arms, hoisted flagons and shouts of boyish humor. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "CT Rep's '1776' A Spirited Civics Lesson," 6 June 2017

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First Known Use of flagon

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for flagon

Middle English, from Middle French flascon, flacon bottle, from Late Latin flascon-, flasco — more at flask

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English Language Learners Definition of flagon

: a container for liquids that usually has a handle, spout, and lid; also : the amount in a flagon


flag·​on | \ˈfla-gən \

Kids Definition of flagon

: a container for liquids usually having a handle, spout, and lid

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