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A large, narrow-necked glass or earthenware bottle, usually encased in wickerwork.
[Probably alteration of French dame-Jeanne : dame, lady; see dame + Jeanne, personal name.]
(Units) a large bottle with a short narrow neck, often with small handles at the neck and encased in wickerwork
[C18: probably by folk etymology from French dame-jeanne, from dame lady + Jeanne Jane]
a large bottle with a short, narrow neck, usu. encased in wickerwork.
[1760–70; by folk etym. < French dame-jeanne, appar. generic use of proper name]
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|Noun||1.||demijohn - large bottle with a short narrow neck; often has small handles at neck and is enclosed in wickerwork|
bottle - a glass or plastic vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids; typically cylindrical without handles and with a narrow neck that can be plugged or capped