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  • n. An Ancient Greek pot with a bulbous body set on a high, narrow foot, used as a wine cooler.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek antiquity and archaeology, a type of vase used for cooling wine.


Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)


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  • From OED: "An open-topped jar used for cooling wine, typically made of earthenware or metal, with a narrow, high-lipped opening widening to a bulbous central bowl, which tapers to a tall narrow base; (in later use also) a replica piece imitating Greek originals."

    August 4, 2009