Definition of jeroboam in English:
A wine bottle with a capacity four times larger than that of an ordinary bottle.
- A jeroboam, at four bottles, might be more practical.
- On top of the auction a raffle for a jeroboam equivalent to four ordinary bottles of Veuve Cliquout champagne raised a further £450.
- ‘And sometimes special packaging is done,’ she added, ‘festive packaging, like the Duvel jeroboam.’
Early 19th century: named after Jeroboam, a king of Israel, “who made Israel to sin” (1 Kings 11:28, 14:16).
Words that rhyme with jeroboamNoam, Siloam
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