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bellarmine

[bel-ahr-meen, bel-ahr-meen, -er-] /ˌbɛl ɑrˈmin, ˈbɛl ɑrˌmin, -ər-/
noun
1.
a fat, narrow-necked stoneware bottle of the 16th and 17th centuries, ornamented with a bearded mask.
Also called graybeard, longbeard.
Origin
1710-1720
1710-20; named after Cardinal Bellarmino (1542-1621), Italian churchman, the object of the caricature on the bottle
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bellarmine

/ˈbɛlɑːˌmiːn/
noun
1.
a large stoneware or earthenware jug for ale or spirits, bearing a bearded mask
Word Origin
C18: named after Saint Robert Bellarmine (1542–1621), Italian Jesuit theologian and cardinal, whom these jugs were intended to caricature

Bellarmine

/ˈbɛlɑːˌmiːn/
noun
1.
Saint Robert. 1542–1621, Italian Jesuit theologian and cardinal; an important influence during the Counter-Reformation
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