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jer·o·bo·am

 (jĕr′ə-bō′əm)
n.
1. A wine bottle holding 3 liters (approximately 0.8 gallon) of sparkling wine.
2. A wine bottle holding 4.5 liters (approximately 1.2 gallons) of still wine.

[So called (in reference to the bottle's size and the drunkenness caused by wine) after Jeroboam I (died c. 901 bc), king of northern Israel described in the Bible as "a mighty man of valor" (I Kings 11:28) "who made Israel to sin" (14:16).]

Jeroboam

(ˌdʒɛrəˈbəʊəm)
n
1. (Bible) the first king of the northern kingdom of Israel (?922–?901 bc)
2. (Bible) king of the northern kingdom of Israel (?786–?746 bc)

jeroboam

(ˌdʒɛrəˈbəʊəm)
n
(Units) a wine bottle holding the equivalent of four normal bottles (approximately 104 ounces). Also called: double-magnum
[C19: humorous allusion to Jeroboam (sense 1), described as a 'mighty man of valour' (I Kings 11:28) who 'made Israel to sin' (I Kings 14:16)]

Jer•o•bo•am

(ˌdʒɛr əˈboʊ əm)

n.
1. the first king of the Biblical kingdom of the Hebrews in N Palestine.
2. (l.c.) a large wine bottle having a capacity of about four ordinary bottles or 3 liters (3.3 qt.).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jeroboam - (Old Testament) first king of the northern kingdom of Israel who led Israel into sin (10th century BC)Jeroboam - (Old Testament) first king of the northern kingdom of Israel who led Israel into sin (10th century 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.jeroboam - a large wine bottle (holds 4/5 of a gallon)
wine bottle - a bottle for holding wine
Translations

Jeroboam

[ˌdʒerəˈbəʊəm] NJeroboam

jeroboam

nDoppelmagnum(flasche) f
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