Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small, often decorative bottle with a tight-fitting stopper or cap.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small bottle, often used for keeping perfume.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small glass bottle with a stopper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An old form of bottle having a screw-top, especially a pilgrims' bottle: as, a flacon of perfume, or of salts.

Etymologies

French, from Old French; see flagon.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowed from French flacon. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Of John Varvatos' stunning new fragrance, the copywriter gushed, "... an intricate yet bold blend of rose absolute and a coffee bean accord ... presented in a heavy metal flacon for a rock and roll vibe."

    Norman Lear: "Good for the Jews?" or "Go Know!"

  • Not a word was exchanged between Paul and his vis-à-vis until, towards the close of the meal, the lady's attendant brought to her a small tray of silver with a fine little flacon of transparent Venetian ware, and a liqueur-glass upon it.

    Despair's Last Journey

  • I haven't had any for a long time so, next time I go to France, I'd like to buy “un petit flacon d'alcool de menthe Ricqlès”.

    canard - French Word-A-Day

  • Using powerful X-rays, the remains of a dried-out fluid were discovered at the bottom of the flacon.

    scent of a pharaoh | clusterflock

  • She ran her finger over her handwritten notes detailing what had been missing: “one silver-plated flacon, origin unknown.”

    Sparks

  • The shot grew grainier as it got larger, but Anya could see the object she held more clearly: a silver flacon, decorated in a pattern of vines and leaves muddied by the resolution.

    Sparks

  • Hence the Warhol-designed mélange of exclamation-point heels and high-button boots that covers the flacon.

    August 2008

  • He may have picked up the ball, but Chanel ran with it: In 1921, she came out with Chanel No. 5, which is still considered the most successful fragrance of all time and is sold to this day in an unadorned square flacon.

    The King Is Dead

  • These come as an addition to the selection at Blunda in the past 2 years - Espionage, Tamya, Finjan & Palas Atena which were offered only in the oil base flacon, but will now be available also in 9ml parfum extrait alcohol base, and 5ml roll-on bottles.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • The only one perfume I could actually detect the boronia in is Diorissimo in parfum extrait I bought a flacon some 8 years ago and it's pure heaven.

    Boronia

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