Definition of jeroboam in English:

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jeroboam

Pronunciation: /ˌjerəˈbōəm/

noun

A wine bottle with a capacity four times larger than that of an ordinary bottle.
Example sentences
  • 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.’

Origin

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 jeroboam

Noam, Siloam

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Syllabification: jer·o·bo·am

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