Salmanazar

Salmanazar

[sal-muh-naz-er]
noun
a wine bottle holding from 10 to 12 quarts (9.5 to 11.4 liters).

Origin:
1930–35; variant of Shalmaneser, name of biblical king (2 Kings 18:9)

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Salmanazar (ˌsælməˈnæzə)
 
n
a wine bottle holding the equivalent of twelve normal bottles (approximately 312 ounces)
 
[C19: humorous allusion to an Assyrian king mentioned in the Bible (II Kings 17:3); compare jeroboam]

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