from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large glass or plastic bottle, usually encased in a protective basket or crate and often used to hold corrosive liquids.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large, globular glass bottle, especially one of green glass, encased in basket work or in a box and used to hold corrosive liquids.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large, globular glass bottle, esp. one of green glass, inclosed in basket work or in a box, for protection; -- used commonly for carrying corrosive liquids; as sulphuric acid, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A demijohn.
- n. A large globular bottle of green glass, protected by an outside covering consisting either of basketwork or of a wooden box: used chiefly for containing certain acids (such as vitriol or sulphuric acid) and other highly corrosive liquids likely to act chemically upon stoneware.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large bottle for holding corrosive liquids; usually cushioned in a special container
Persian qarābah, from Arabic qarrāba, big jug, from qarraba, to bring near, derived stem of qaruba, to be near; see qrb in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Persian قرابه (qarrâbeh, qarrâbah). (Wiktionary)