from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A wine bottle holding 4/5 of a gallon (3.03 liters).
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- n. A wine bottle having a capacity of 3 litres.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large bowl or goblet, generally of metal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large wine bottle (holds 4/5 of a gallon)
- n. (Old Testament) first king of the northern kingdom of Israel who led Israel into sin (10th century BC)
The prize is a collection of PG Wodehouse novels, a jeroboam of champagne and the honour of naming a Gloucester Spot pig.
McEwan received the hog – and a jeroboam of champagne – as a prize for comic writing in his latest novel, "Solar."
The jeroboam meant one kept on pouring from an open vessel.
He had reached for the jeroboam, but jerked his hand away.
A friend who attended one of Fry and Laurie's parties in the north London home they shared remembers champagne poured from a jeroboam, while the hosts exchanged bons mots with Kate Bush.
He brought with him from New York a crock of mustard, a jeroboam of champagne, cocktail napkins with a picture of a plane flying over a building on them, twenty egret feathers “You cannot get them anymore—strictly illegal,” Tucker whispered to me, and, under his black cowboy hat with the rhinestone-studded chin strap, a toy frog that hopped when wound.
(You can go higher, too: Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild goes for around $220, while a jeroboam -- a six-liter bottle -- of Taittinger champagne is $600 plus.)
The jeroboam of 1976 Bollinger La Grande Année we drank for our millennium celebration was the best Champagne we've ever had.
Between these two extremes is a growing variety of delicious wines sold in large-format bottles by wineries world-wide, and available at a range of affordable price levels, from a €35 magnum of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 from Stellenbosch, South Africa, to a €190 jeroboam (or three-liter) bottle of Domaine Pegau Châteauneuf du Pape 2004.
Years ago, we imagine someone told some friends that it would be infanticide to open their prized jeroboam, the equivalent of four regular-size bottles.