Definition of flagon in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈflag(ə)n


  • 1A large container in which drink is served, typically with a handle and spout: a silver flagon
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    • He pulled another long drink from his flagon.
    • He drank deeply from his flagon, set it down once more.
    • Since he is not drinking himself and the flagon is half-empty, it is not likely to be her first glassful.
  • 1.1The amount of liquid held in a flagon: a flagon of beer
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    • As an actor, no, I cannot do without the words of a writer (or a flagon of booze to keep me going each day).
    • After that came the famous Valenti pork shank, an imposing haunch of meat, braised in whole flagons of wine, supported by garden vegetables and a mound of polenta.
    • Still, a couple of flagons of Merlot soothed her somewhat.
  • 1.2A container similar to a flagon used to hold the wine for the Eucharist.
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    • Refined worship called for matched sets of flagons for pouting communion wine, and cups or beakers for drinking it.
  • 1.3A large bottle in which wine or cider is sold, typically holding 1.13 litres (about 2 pints).
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    • Made in co-operatives, it is bottled in 5-l flagons and sold in bars and cafés.
    • And the drinking games were being played using a super-strong lager that came in flagons from the nearby brewery.
    jug, vessel, container, bottle, carafe, flask, decanter, mug, tankard, ewer, pitcher, crock, demijohn
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late Middle English: from Old French flacon, based on late Latin flasco, flascon-, of unknown origin. Compare with flask.

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