flag·​on | \ ˈfla-gən How to pronounce flagon (audio) \

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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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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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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The first known use of flagon was in the 15th century

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“Flagon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flagon. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of flagon

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


flag·​on | \ ˈfla-gən How to pronounce flagon (audio) \

Kids Definition of flagon

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

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