A large vesselresembling a jug, usually with a handle, lid, and spout, for serving drinks such as cider or wine at a table; specifically , such a vessel used to hold the wine for the ritual of Holy Communion.
A large bottle for drinks such as beer, cider, or wine; also, a bottle with a cap used by travellers.
From Middle English flagon, flakon, from Middle French flacon, Old French flacon, flascon (modern French flacon), from Medieval Latin flascōnem, the accusative singular of Late Latin flascō, from Frankish *flaska, from Proto-Germanic *flaskǭ, from Proto-Germanic *flehtaną (from the practice of plaiting or wrapping bottles in straw casing), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pleḱ-. The English word is a flacon, flask, and fiasco.
Old English flasce ("bottle, flask")
Old High German flaska ("bottle, flask") (German Flasche)
Old Norse flaska (Danish flaske)
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