punch bowl

noun

Definition of punch bowl

: a large bowl from which a beverage (such as punch) is served

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In a punch bowl, combine cranberry juice, gin and clementine juice. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Cranberry 75 Punch," 14 Nov. 2018 In keeping with tiki style, there are frozen pina coladas topped with umbrellas and flamingos, and exotic punch bowls for groups. Amy Louise Bailey, Vogue, "The New York City Restaurants to Know This Fall," 31 Aug. 2018 The Bank of Japan, lacking independence, hesitated to remove the punch bowl when Japan’s party of the century was in full swing. Peter Landers, WSJ, "The Old U.S. Trade War With Japan Looms Over Today’s Dispute With China," 13 Dec. 2018 But today the Fed is trying only to normalize rates, not take the punch bowl away. Burton G. Malkiel, WSJ, "An Inverted Yield Curve May Not Portend Doom," 30 July 2018 Available July 4 only; $6 for a glass, $22 for a punch bowl. Robert Philpot, star-telegram, "DFW restaurants get patriotic with red-white-and-blue creations for July 4," 29 June 2018 Two are decorated in dark brown tones that suggest the somber mood of the Civil War; their artifacts include a life mask of Abraham Lincoln and a blue-and-white punch bowl from the Lincoln White House. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, "A wreck no more: $15 million renovation makes Illinois’ once-decrepit Executive Mansion shine again," 16 June 2018 Ingredients Directions Dissolve the sugar in the juices in a large punch bowl. The Courier-Journal, "Make an easy, breezy summer cocktail for a crowd and get back to the party," 25 June 2018 Served in etched glass vessels and garnished with flowers and herbs, the tasting room’s grownup punch bowls are in sync with the mosaic bar, soaring windows, and mid-century-style armchairs. Nena Farrell, Sunset, "6 Reasons to Visit San Diego Now," 22 Jan. 2018

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1675, in the meaning defined above

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punch bowl

noun

English Language Learners Definition of punch bowl

: a large bowl from which punch is served at a party

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