demijohn demijohn


  • (n) large bottle with a short narrow neck; often has small handles at neck and is enclosed in wickerwork


  1. When Aba had to be evacuated last month for lack of ammo, Paddy was one of the last men out, a machine gun in one hand, a demijohn of wine in the other.
  2. Last fortnight Hemingway, a few Cubans and the usual wicker demijohn of wine went swordfishing.
  3. But there is another pugilistone whose either hand is like a demijohn, whose chest protrudes as if he had fed on thunderbolts.


  • "It was the kind of stuff that would take the back of your throat off," Ms. Cook said. "And my God, you were supposed to pour it into a small barrel or demijohn and let it sit for two months!"
    on Aug 28, 2007 By: Cook Source: New York Times

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