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1. A large drinking bowl.
2. The amount that such a bowl contains.
[Perhaps after Joram, who brought vessels of silver, gold, and brass to King David (II Samuel 8:10).]
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(Units) a large drinking bowl or vessel or its contents: a jorum of punch.
[C18: probably named after Jorum, who brought vessels of silver, gold, and brass to King David (II Samuel 8:10)]
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jo•rum(ˈdʒɔr əm, ˈdʒoʊr-)
1. a large bowl or container for drink.
2. the contents of such a container.
[1720–30; said to be after Joram, who brought silver, gold, and brass bowls to David (2 Samuel 8:10)]
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Joruma large quantity; a large drinking vessel and its contents.
Examples: jorum of gossip, 1872; of mulled port, 1823; of punch, 1868.
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