Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A small glass bottle with a stopper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

[French, from Old French; see flagon.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Borrowed from French flacon.

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."

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  • 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

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

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  • 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

  • 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.

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

    Sparks

  • 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

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

    Sparks

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