jeroboam

noun
jer·​o·​bo·​am | \ ˌjer-ə-ˈbō-əm How to pronounce jeroboam (audio) \
variants: or less commonly Jeroboam

Definition of jeroboam

: an oversize wine bottle holding about three liters

Examples of jeroboam in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Heloise Dear Heloise: What is a magnum and a jeroboam of champagne? Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "A yearning for Bootlegger Beans," 10 July 2018 Champagne towers were poured from jeroboams to mark the brand’s 275th year, and guests enjoyed the champagne vending machine, with mini Moëts in abundance. Moet Moment, A-LIST, "Social Light: Moët Summer House Opening Party," 8 June 2018 There were also a few double magnums, and one jeroboam: six bottles. John Seabrook, The New Yorker, "Behind the Cellar Door," 23 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of jeroboam

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jeroboam

Jeroboam I died about 912 b.c. king of the northern kingdom of Israel

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The first known use of jeroboam was in 1889

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“Jeroboam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jeroboam. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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