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).
Definition of jeroboam in:
- US English dictionary