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Salmanazar

[sal-muh-naz-er] /ˌsæl məˈnæz ər/
noun
1.
a wine bottle holding from 10 to 12 quarts (9.5 to 11.4 liters).
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; variant of Shalmaneser, name of biblical king (2 Kings 18:9)
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Salmanazar

/ˌsælməˈnæzə/
noun
1.
a wine bottle holding the equivalent of twelve normal bottles (approximately 312 ounces)
Word Origin
C19: humorous allusion to an Assyrian king mentioned in the Bible (II Kings 17:3); compare jeroboam
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