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carboy

[kahr-boi] /ˈkɑr bɔɪ/
noun
1.
a large glass bottle protected by basketwork or a wooden box, used especially for holding corrosive liquids.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; < Persian qarāba(h) < Arabic qarrābah big jug
Related forms
carboyed, adjective
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Examples from the web for carboy
  • Place the carboy on a stir plate and place the stir bar in the carboy.
  • Provide a carboy tilter or siphon to handle electrolyte.
  • carboy tilters or siphons are used for handling electrolytes.
British Dictionary definitions for carboy

carboy

/ˈkɑːˌbɔɪ/
noun
1.
a large glass or plastic bottle, usually protected by a basket or box, used for containing corrosive liquids such as acids
Word Origin
C18: from Persian qarāba
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Word Origin and History for carboy
n.

"large globular bottle covered with basketwork," 1753, probably ultimately from Persian qarabah "large flagon."

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