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A large glass or plastic bottle, usually encased in a protective basket or crate and often used to hold corrosive liquids.
a large glass or plastic bottle, usually protected by a basket or box, used for containing corrosive liquids such as acids
[C18: from Persian qarāba]
a large glass bottle encased in a basket or box, used esp. for holding corrosive liquids.
[1705–15; < Persian qarāba(h) < Arabic qarrābah big jug]