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jorum

[jawr-uh m, johr-] /ˈdʒɔr əm, ˈdʒoʊr-/
noun
1.
a large bowl or container for holding drink.
2.
the contents of such a container:
a jorum of punch.
3.
a great quantity.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; said to be named after Joram, who brought silver, gold, and brass bowls to David (2 Samuel 8:10)
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British Dictionary definitions for jorum

jorum

/ˈdʒɔːrəm/
noun
1.
a large drinking bowl or vessel or its contents: a jorum of punch
Word Origin
C18: probably named after Jorum, who brought vessels of silver, gold, and brass to King David (II Samuel 8:10)
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