American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large glass or plastic bottle, usually encased in a protective basket or crate and often used to hold corrosive liquids.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A demijohn.
- n. A large globular bottle of green glass, protected by an outside covering consisting either of basketwork or of a wooden box: used chiefly for containing certain acids (such as vitriol or sulphuric acid) and other highly corrosive liquids likely to act chemically upon stoneware.
- n. A large, globular glass bottle, especially one of green glass, encased in basket work or in a box and used to hold corrosive liquids.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A large, globular glass bottle, esp. one of green glass, inclosed in basket work or in a box, for protection; -- used commonly for carrying corrosive liquids; as sulphuric acid, etc.
- n. a large bottle for holding corrosive liquids; usually cushioned in a special container
- From Persian قرابه (qarrâbeh, qarrâbah). (Wiktionary)
- Persian qarābah, from Arabic qarrāba, big jug, from qarraba, to bring near, derived stem of qaruba, to be near; see qrb in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“· A secondary fermenter - often referred to as the carboy, this should be a glass bottle that can hold at least 1-5 gallons.”
“And even as the liquid flew through the air I knew it for what it was -- undiluted sulphuric acid, two gallons of it from the carboy.”
“And when, this morning, I saw the steward struggling with a five-gallon carboy of sulphuric acid, I never dreamed the use he intended for it.”
“I threw in a package of champagne yeast, air-locked the carboy, and left it.”
“Patrick opened a filing cabinet drawer and removed a full bottle: 200ml beakers made great glasses, there was a carboy of distilled water, and every laboratory had an ice machine.”
“I left the shop with flaked maize, Briess 6-row pale malted barley, Briess flaked rye, Weyermann rye malt, a 3-gallon carboy, three packets of Pasteur Champagne yeast, a hydrometer, and a thermometer.”
“The photo at right is next-to-last step, siphoning the cooled-down brew into a 7-gallon glass carboy.”
“You should SELL that,' says Rowe, who currently has a 5-gallon glass carboy of dark spiced mead fermenting on her kitchen counter.”
“I lifted the image of the beer in a carboy from Homebrew Underground”
“Racked our latest wine into the carboy (a wild-berry Shiraz, which is going to rock), and started another batch of the mango wine (since it's disappearing rapidly!).”
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Words about beer and the making of it.
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