flagon

noun flag·on \ ˈfla-gən \

Definition of flagon

1 a :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

Examples of flagon in a Sentence

  1. We drank a whole flagon of wine.

  2. brought a flagon of wine to the table

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Origin and Etymology of flagon

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


FLAGON Defined for English Language Learners

flagon

noun

Definition of flagon for English Language Learners

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


FLAGON Defined for Kids

flagon

noun flag·on \ ˈfla-gən \

Definition of flagon for Students

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


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