American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large vessel, usually of metal or pottery, with a handle and spout and often a lid, used for holding wine or other liquors.
- n. The quantity of liquid that such a vessel can hold.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vessel for holding liquids, especially for table use. It has a spout, a handle, and usually a cover.
- n. A large bottle for drinks such as wine or cider.
- n. The amount that such a bottle holds, about 1.13 litres.
- n. A large vessel usually with a handle, spout and lid, for drinks such as wine or cider.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A vessel with a narrow mouth, used for holding and conveying liquors. It is generally larger than a bottle, and of leather or stoneware rather than of glass.
- n. a large metal or pottery vessel with a handle and spout; used to hold alcoholic beverages (usually wine)
- Middle English flagon, variation of Middle English flakon, from Middle French fla(s)con, from Late Latin flascōnem, accusative of flascō "flask, bottle, container", from Frankish flaska "flask, bottle" from Proto-Germanic *flaskōn (“bottle”), from Proto-Germanic *flehtanan (“to plait, braid”), from the practice of plaiting or wrapping bottles in straw casing. See fiasco. Akin to Old High German flasca, flaska ("bottle, flask") (German Flasche), Old Norse flaska (Danish flaske), Old English flasce, flaxe ("bottle, flask"). More at flask (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French flacon, from Late Latin flascō, flascōn-, bottle; see flask. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“flagon," but a "cake," a confection, as the Septuagint renders it, made of flour and honey.”
“By what right do you drink from my flagon of life?”
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“She sits out front under a tattered awning all day in school holidays, watching people, drinking from a two litre flagon of sherry.”
“That leaves me enough gold left over for a flagon of cheap wine, a belly full of hot mutton and a roll or two with a lusty wench!”
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“That was when the youth appeared, with a flagon of wine and three cups.”
“Every warrior in the area converged to gaze on this ragtag band, came to lift a mighty flagon to their health and hear them tell their tales of valor.”
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