There are 2 definitions of methuselah in English:


Syllabification: me·thu·se·lah


A wine bottle of eight times the standard size.
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  • But did you know that a methuselah is eight bottles worth or six litres of wine - referred to in Bordeaux as an imperiale?
  • Last month, while hanging out in St Tropez, he reputedly spent $80,000 on four methuselahs of Cristal and that was after the Sultan of Brunei had given him a welcome to London present of 10.


1930s: from Methuselah.

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There are 2 definitions of methuselah in English:


Syllabification: Me·thu·se·lah
Pronunciation: /məˈTH(y)o͞oz(ə)lə
1(In the Bible) a patriarch, the grandfather of Noah, who is said to have lived for 969 years.
1.1Used to refer to a very old person: I’m feeling older than Methuselah
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  • I have shaved a Methuselah's beard of red fuzz over that little bathroom sink.

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