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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flagonnoun

    a large metal or pottery vessel with a handle and spout; used to hold alcoholic beverages (usually wine)


  1. flagonnoun

    A large bottle for drinks such as wine or cider.

  2. flagonnoun

    The amount that such a bottle holds, about 1.13 litres.

  3. flagonnoun

    A large vessel usually with a handle, spout and lid, for drinks such as wine or cider.

  4. Etymology: flagon, variation of flakon, from flacon, from flascōnem, accusative of flascō "flask, bottle, container", of origin, from flaska "flask, bottle" from flaskōn, from flehtanan, from the practice of plaiting or wrapping bottles in straw casing. See fiasco. Akin to flaska (Flasche), flaska (flaske), flasce. More at flask

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Flagonnoun

    A vessel of drink with a narrow mouth.

    Etymology: fflacced, Welsh; flaxe, Saxon; flaske, Danish; flacon, French; fiasco, Italian; flasco, Spanish.

    A mad rogue! he pour’d a flagon of Rhenish on my head once. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    More had sent him by a suitor in Chancery two silver flagons Francis Bacon, Apophth.

    Did they coin pispots, bowls, and flagons
    Int’ officers of horse and dragoons? Hudibras, p. i. cant. 2.

    His trusty flagon, full of potent juice,
    Was hanging by, worn thin with age and use. Wentworth Dillon.

    One flagon walks the round, that none should think
    They either change, or stint him of his drink. John Dryden, Juv.


  1. Flagon

    A flagon () is a large leather, metal, glass, plastic or ceramic vessel, used for drink, whether this be water, ale, or another liquid. A flagon is typically of about 2 imperial pints (1.1 l) in volume, and it has either a handle (when strictly it is a jug), or (more usually) one or two rings at the neck. Sometimes the neck has a large flange at the top rather than rings. The neck itself may or may not be formed into one, two or three spouts. The name comes from the same origin as the word "flask".


  1. flagon

    A flagon is a type of container, usually large and bulbous in shape, with a handle and often a lid, used for storing and serving alcohol, especially wine or beer. It can also refer to the quantity of liquid such a container holds. It is often crafted from materials such as pewter, silver, or glass.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flagonnoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [F. flacon, for flascon, fr. OF. flasche, from LL. flasco. See Flask.]


  1. Flagon

    A flagon is a large leather, metal or ceramic vessel, commonly a pitcher, often used for drink, whether this be water, ale, or something else.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flagon

    flag′un, n. a vessel with a narrow neck for holding liquids. [Fr. flacon for flascon—Low L. flasco. See Flask.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flagon in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flagon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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