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(Brewing) a wine bottle, used esp for display, holding the equivalent of twenty normal bottles (approximately 520 ounces)
[C20: named after Nebuchadnezzar2, from the custom of naming large wine bottles after Old Testament figures; compare jeroboam]
(Bible) Old Testament a king of Babylon, 605–562 bc, who conquered and destroyed Jerusalem and exiled the Jews to Babylon (II Kings 24–25)
Neb•u•chad•nez•zar(ˌnɛb ə kədˈnɛz ər, ˌnɛb yʊ-)
1. Also, Neb`u•chad•rez′zar (-ˈrɛz ər) died 562? b.c., king of Babylonia 605?–562? B.C.: conqueror of Jerusalem. II Kings 24, 25.
2. (sometimes l.c.) a bottle for wine holding 20 quarts (18.9 liters).
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|Noun||1.||Nebuchadnezzar - (Old Testament) king of Chaldea who captured and destroyed Jerusalem and exiled the Israelites to Babylonia (630?-562 BC)|
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
|2.||nebuchadnezzar - a very large wine bottle holding the equivalent of 20 normal bottles of wine; used especially for display|
wine bottle - a bottle for holding wine