punch bowl


Definition of punch bowl 

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

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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 On the Record will offer bottle service and other types of communal imbibing like punch bowls. Melinda Sheckells, The Hollywood Reporter, "L.A. Nightlife Kings Jonnie and Mark Houston to Open First Las Vegas Club," 19 June 2018 But there are signs that the band may soon stop playing, and the punch bowls may be disappearing. Bloomberg.com, "Blockbuster CVS Sale Masks Turmoil in Corporate Bond Market," 9 Mar. 2018 Punch Kings is the beverage competition in which participants will create a whole-bottle punch bowl with Breckenridge Bourbon, an event sponsor. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Cochon555 returns to Chicago, chef lineup announced," 2 Apr. 2018 Or find a punch bowl, a giant ice block and call your friends over. Kevin Hopper, idahostatesman, "This drink is illegal in bars, but not in your home," 30 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of punch bowl

1675, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of punch bowl

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

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