from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bottle of wine in the port wine trade containing 2.25 liters of fluid, three times the volume of a standard bottle.
  • n. A hen with a tuft of feathers on her head.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A hen having a tuft of feathers on her head.
  • A measuring pot holding one quart (according to some, three quarts); -- so called from a knob on the lid, thought to resemble a crested hen.


Borrowed and modified from Scots tappit-hen. (Wiktionary)


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