loving cup

noun
Updated on: 14 Mar 2018

Definition of loving cup

1 : a large ornamental drinking vessel with two or more handles
2 : a loving cup given as a token or trophy

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Origin and Etymology of loving cup

from its former use in ceremonial drinking


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