from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large, narrow-necked bottle made of glass or earthenware, usually encased in wickerwork.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large bottle with a short neck, sometimes with two small handles at the neck, sometimes encased in wickerwork.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A glass vessel or bottle with a large body and small neck, inclosed in wickerwork.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large glass vessel or bottle with a bulging body and small neck, usually cased in wickerwork, but sometimes in a wooden box with a notch in the top extending over the neck of the vessel, for convenience in pouring out its contents.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large bottle with a short narrow neck; often has small handles at neck and is enclosed in wickerwork
Probably alteration of French dame-Jeanne : dame, lady; see dame + Jeanne, personal name.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French dame-jeanne, of uncertain origin. (Wiktionary)